News Release

April 28, 2022
Press Release
Topeka Zoo guests have been following the recovery progress for the 9-year-old reticulated giraffe, Abi, over the past three years. In 2019, Abi injured her left front fetlock. The fetlock is a joint similar to a human’s ankle. After presenting symptoms from the injury to staff, Abi received treatment immediately. Read More ›
Tags: Giraffe

January 25, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo EcoClub Launches Conservation Art Contest
The Topeka Zoo is opening submissions for its annual conservation writing competition and introducing a new art contest. The new art competition is coordinated by the Topeka Zoo’s High School EcoClub and is supported by a grant from the Topeka Youth Commission. Read More ›
Tags: Education

January 18, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Partners with Helping Hands Humane Society For Sarge and Betty White Birthdays
The Topeka Zoo is partnering with Helping Hands Humane Society to celebrate Betty White’s one hundreth birthday and Sarge the Giraffe’s tenth birthday. Supporters of the two big stars can help, too!  Read More ›
Tags: Partnership, Celebration, Animal Birthdays

January 13, 2021
Press Release
Prairie Band Casino and Resort Presents Check

Officials from the Prairie Band Casino and Resort will present the Topeka
Zoo and Conservation Center with a donation from Friday, January 14,
2022 at 2 p.m. The check will be an amount over $6,000 and was raised by
participation in Praire Band Casino and Resort’s Charity Bingo Read More ›
Tags: Partnership

January 12, 2021
Press Release
Zoo Lights Year 2 Sets New Record

Zoo Lights solidified its status as Topeka’s “newest holiday
tradition” in its second year, with an 11% increase of visitors over 2020’s
inaugural Zoo Lights. The event ran from November 19 to December 26, 2021 and was seen by 72,000 guests. Read More ›
Tags: Zoo Lights, Events

Sloth Sleeping in RainforestDecember 17, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Breaks Modern Attendance Record
The Topeka Zoo set a new attendance record by welcoming 237,278 guests to the Zoo so far in 2021. With over two and a half weeks left of the year and more than a week left of Zoo Lights, Zoo officials expect the final count to exceed 250,000, a more than 10% increase from the previous record set in 2019 of 224, 117 guests. Read More ›

December 9, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Receives Education Donation from Reser's Fine Foods
Reser’s Fine Foods has awarded the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center a gift of $5,000 to support education programming. Members of Reser’s Cares Committee formally presented the Topeka Zoo with the check on Tuesday, December 7 with Eco Club middle school students in attendance. Read More ›

December 3, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Asks Guests to Purchase Zoo Lights Tickets In Advance.
The first two weeks of Zoo Lights has turned out to be a success. In order to keep the event running as smoothly as possible, Zoo officials are asking that guests purchase tickets to Zoo Lights online in advance for designated times...Read More ›

Jingga, Sumatran TigerDecember 2, 2021
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Jingga, Sumatran Tiger Departs to Support her Species.
The Topeka Zoo will say goodbye to Jingga , a female Sumatran Tiger on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Jingga is leaving per Species Survival Plan (SSP) recommendations to pair with a male tiger at another Zoo. Her new home zoo will announce her arrival once a standard quarantine period is complete...Read More ›

November 23, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Hosts Dream Night
The Topeka Zoo hosted Dream Night, a special invitation-only event for Zoo Lights on Monday night. The event was closed to the public and reserved for children with special needs and their families...

November 13, 2021
Press Release
Santa's Reindeer Land in Topeka
The Topeka Zoo is excited to host some special guests straight from the North Pole. Santa’s Reindeer will be here Monday, November 15 at 3 p.m. We will be joined by Yeti the reindeer. Everest the reindeer had a bit of a mixup in his flight schedule from the North Pole; they are reindeer-in-training after all! Read More ›

October 28, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Partners with Local NOTO Artist for Zoo Lights
The Topeka Zoo is partnering with Ptr (Pronounced “Peter”) Sponseller to create unique works of art to be displayed during the annual holiday event, Zoo Lights.
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October 25, 2021
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Topeka Zoo Announces Waterways Protection Program.
The project aims to conserve waterways in Northwest Kansas by raising awareness that the water flowing through the storm drains here in Topeka affects rivers, oceans, and lakes on a global scale.
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October 18, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Brings Back Boo at the Zoo
The Topeka Zoo is getting in the Halloween Spirit and will bring back Boo at the Zoo on October 23 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boo at the Zoo is a annual event for children to dress up in costumes and enjoy a safe trick-or-treating experience inside the Zoo...
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October 14, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Hosts NEW Event: Pumpkin Smash
The Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center is hosting Pumpkin Smash this Saturday, October 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m in partnership with Jarred White of Farmers Insurance. Pumpkin Smash is a new event this year where guests of all ages can enjoy watching the animals interact with Halloween-themed enrichment.
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August 17, 2021
Press Release
Remembering Dakota the Mountain Lion
Dakota joined the Topeka Zoo in 2009 with the opening of Kansas Carnivores. Both Dakota and Cassy were orphaned in the wild. At nearly 14 years old, Dakota lived a full life... Read More ›

August 4, 2021
Press Release
Topeka Zoo Announces Education Scholarship Fund
On 4th August 2021 at 3:30pm, members of the Topeka Zoo will gather in the Gary Clarke Education Center located at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center to announce the launch of the new Education Scholar- ship Fund aimed towards facilitating educational opportunities to children with demonstrated financial needs.

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Konza bornAPRIL 16, 2021
Press Release
Celebrate Earth Day and say Farewell to Konza the Giraffe
Visitors to the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center this Saturday can enjoy the Zoo and celebrate Earth Day at its Party for the Planet. This weekend also marks the last time that guests will be able to see the young male giraffe named Konza.

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Lexi Granados
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