WOW! Wings of Wonder
Wings of Wonder (WOW)
Take flight with our new Wings of Wonder (WOW) bird show! This powerful and emotional show will bring you closer to our winged-friends and ignite the wondrous world of flight right in front of you and over you. The stars of the show are many and change daily with each show.
Cha-cha, our East African Crowned Crane, will mesmerize you with his stealth-like flying ability and his magnificent strut. The largest species of hornbill, the Southern Ground Hornbill, with his booming prehistoric appearance built for the hot sun on the African Savannahs, will defy gravity with its 14 pound frame — that’s heavy for a bird! Hold onto your seats when the Great Horned Owl’s stern facial expressions and glowing yellow eyes pierce the air.
WOW shows are daily at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Fly on in to the Auditorium located in the lobby at the Zoo’s front entrance.
Cha-Cha is the star of Wings of Wonder. An East African Crowned Crane, born here at the Kansas City Zoo, Cha-Cha has been in the WOW show since he was only a few weeks old. He'll amaze you with his graceful flight over the audience and may just brush the tops of your heads with his elegant 6 foot wingspan.
Sherlock is one of the stars of Wings of Wonder (WOW), our show that showcases some of the most impressive and energetic birds at the Kansas City Zoo. Sherlock is an African Grey Parrot who loves to whistle and she is known to engage keepers in whistling competitions. Sherlock also knows how to work a microphone. Watch her make Zoo Keepers and our guests laugh at the WOW show.
Meet our resident Roadrunner, Mojave. His keepers call him "Mo" and he is the new bird on the block at the Kansas City Zoo. Almost two now, Mo is fully grown and came to us from the Houston Zoo. He is native to the Southwestern part of the United States and Northern Mexico and can reach speeds of up to 20 mph. Although this roadrunner doesn't say "beep beep", he is very entertaining.
Meet Shaka, our African Fish Eagle. Shaka is 21 years old and loves to hear herself "talk." She makes a very distinctive call named the "Voice of Africa." Shaka looks similar to a bald eagle which is a symbol for the United States. Similarly, the African Fish Eagle is a symbol for many countries in Africa. Shaka is crazy about fish and you can watch her fly for her fishy treat at the WOW show.