9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends. Call 816.513.5800 for more information.
Zoological District Resident (Jackson/Clay County MO) pricing is only $5 Adults, $4.50 Seniors, $4.00 children 3-11. Regular Pricing $11.50 Adults; $10.50 Seniors; $8.50 Children ages 3-11. 2 and under are free.
Located in Swope Park at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri. Just off I-435 and US-71 highway, the Zoo is easily accessible from any part of the metropolitan area. 816.513.5800
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Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer, Director of Animal Health, initiated a project to obtain blood pressure readings in elephants-an important diagnostic tool to assess hypo or hypertension. Since there are no cuffs large enough to obtain readings on a leg, Dr. Suedmeyer devised a method to obtain readings on the tail!.
We have traveled to several other institutions to obtain readings on both African and Asian elephants and this past year we assisted a veterinary student, Jay Katz, to obtain readings on working elephants in Nepal!
So far, we have obtained nearly a thousand readings on more than 85 elephants from all over the country and Nepal!
This information will help all institutions housing elephants to monitor their vascular health, which in turn will allow us to provide better care for the animals!
We're so cute – and smart
But we're losing our home due to over-forestation.