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In consideration of the health of our guests, staff, and animals; we will be following guidelines listed on our website here: https://topekazoo.org/covid-19-updates/

Fall Fundraiser

Fall Fundraiser

On October 10th, we will go virtual, and we hope you join us! While it isn't the same as being in person, it's the safest and best choice for our organization this year to engage with all of you and raise funds necessary for our non-profit organization.

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Zoo Lights


Friends of the Topeka Zoo is excited to debut a brand-new holiday event, Zoo Lights. Beginning November 27th, visitors will stroll around the zoo and enjoy twinkling lights, dazzling displays, festive activities, and of course… Santa Claus!

1 month ago
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Our Orangutans are 🥳SO EXCITED🥳 to celebrate World Orangutan Day today! They will be getting special treats at 9:30 and our Orangutan staff will be available to talk about all things Orangutan ... See more

1 month ago
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Happy #WorldElephantDay! While we truly celebrated on Saturday, we're going to mention them again because, well, they're kind of a big deal. We also celebrate these girls' birthdays on Elephant Day ... See more

1 month ago

We are LIVE at the African Lion habitat for World Lion Day!! #worldlionday

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We are going LIVE at 10:15 for World Lion Day! Join us for some fun with Avus, Asante and Zuri!

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Happy #WorldElephantDay ! Today, it's all about the largest terrestrial mammal. Elephant numbers have dropped over 62% in just the last 10 year, mostly due to poachers seeking ivory but also for ... See more

1 month ago

When you don’t want to get out of bed but you smell breakfast....
#sniffsniff #lazyhedgehog

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Today was our Animal Care Intern appreciation lunch! These dedicated, future animal care professionals were a great asset to the Zoo this summer. As they leave for their next adventure, we wanted to ... See more

1 month ago
Topeka Zoo Weddings

We cannot wait for this new addition to open later this month! More details will be coming out in the next couple of weeks for the opening.

Book your next event. Call or email Jesika at ... See more

It’s hard to express the beauty of Kay McFarland Japanese Garden...and it’s not even finished yet! We’re getting so close.

#weddingvenue #japanesegarden

1 month ago

We welcomed two new faces to the zoo last week! On your next visit, you may be able to sneak a peek at some very tiny golden lion tamarins! They will be hard to catch a glimpse of but look for a ... See more

1 month ago
Household Hazardous Waste · Solid Waste (Shawnee County, Kansas)

Did you know the first Saturday of every month is a Household Hazardous Waste collection day in Shawnee County? From 9am to noon you can recycle a bunch of things that you probably didn't know you ... See more

Informative site about the services offered in Shawnee County.

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