Polar Bear Camera
Classified as a marine mammal, the polar bear is as typical of the North Pole as the penguins are of Antarctica. These huge carnivores depend on sea ice to hunt their preferred prey, seals. Climate change has severely affected the survival of polar bears who, without sustained sea ice, cannot effectively hunt their prey.
Cold Weather Penguin Camera
Helzberg Penguin Plaza is home to king penguins, macaroni penguins, gentoo penguins, and chinstrap penguins. You can see all of them swimming and strolling around in this cold-weather habitat. The Kansas City Zoo is also home to a family of Humboldt penguins that live in a separate warm-weather habitat.
One of three subspecies of orangutan, Bornean orangutans are found natively on the island of Borneo. As frugivores, their diet includes over 400 types of fruit in the wild and they are important movers of seeds, passing them through their digestive system. You can find our group of six at Orangutan Canopy.