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Master Plan 2020

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Master Plan 2020

Three Zoos In One became the theme of the 2020 Masterplan for the Kansas City Zoo.

Six strategies helped guide the development of the plan:

  1. Animals first: Expand the Zoo's collection in powerful strategic ways.
  2. Redirect discussions concerning size: Create the feeling "the Zoo is just right for me" keeping in mind wayfinding, comfort and transportation. Create "Zoo's within a Zoo" or "Three Zoo's for the Price of One."
  3. Become ultra-family friendly: Provide more interactive areas and experiences that cater to family groups.
  4. Enhance real connections between guests and animals and staff: Increase keeper interaction and education programming.
  5. Increase revenue through entrepreneurial zone: Create synergy of food service and retail with animal exhibits and experiences.
  6. Increase revenue through corporate and private sponsorships and partnerships: Develop compelling opportunities within exhibits as well as around exhibits.

Tiger Trail

There are exciting plans for a widely expanded Tiger Trail that includes lush new habitats, interactive exhibits and more.

Orangutan Canopy

Penguin Plaza

Fall of 2013 brought the exciting addition of the Penguin Plaza. This state-of-the-art habitat houses four different varieties of penguins with interactive learning stations and panoramic viewing windows. See map

African Safari

However you like to stroll through Africa, we have several new places in the making to explore. Come see our lush new habitats these beautiful creatures call home.

Okavango Elephant and Congo Gorilla Encounter 

Giraffe Feeding Station 

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Tiger Trail

There are exciting plans for a widely expanded Tiger Trail that includes lush new habitats, interactive exhibits and more. View PDF