Animals & Man was initially built for the campaign, Operation Noah’s Ark. Since then, Animals & Man has housed a combination of large and small animals.
Jungle Cats is home to a few endangered cats, such as Sumatran Tigers.
Lions Pride gives visitors a glimpse into the life of a pride of lions. Although other smaller animals native to Africa live in this attraction, the pride of lions are the highlight.
Disappearing Apes has two parts: the indoor section and the outdoor section. Each section houses a different primate species. Inside, visitors can explore a glass tunnel and glimpse into the life of gorillas. Outside, visitors will be able to explore the habitat of Bornean orangutans.
Zoo Horticulture is spread out across the entire Zoo. Small areas of specially designed shrubs and flowers are located throughout walkways and around many of the main attractions. Each horticulture display has a different theme and aesthetic.
The Topeka Zoo has a variety of educational opportunities. While the Topeka Zoo offers something for everyone, majority of their educational opportunities are for children. Some of the educational programs at the Topeka Zoo include; classes, camps, clubs, field trips, and overnight stays.
One of the most popular educational opportunities at the Topeka Zoo are school field trips. Schools have the option of going on a self-guided tour or following a specially trained tour guide throughout the Topeka Zoo. If schools choose to follow a tour guide, their tour guide will give them an in-depth and exclusive look into the animals and operations at the Zoo.
When there is a break in the school year, students still have the opportunity of visiting the Topeka Zoo and learning from one of their specially trained employees. Students have the opportunity of enrolling in one of the Zoo’s camps for spring break, summer break, and winter break. Each camp is designed with a different theme and curriculum for various age groups.
Another popular educational opportunity at the Topeka Zoo is their overnight program called Zoo Snoozes. Zoo Snoozes start at 7 pm and end at 8:30 am the following day. During Zoo Snoozes, participants engage in various games and activities, as well as watch movies and tour the Zoo at night. Groups have the opportunity of sleeping in the Security Benefit Pavilion or the Gary K. Clarke Education Center.
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