The Kansas City Zoo supports the operations of one Luangwa anti-poaching team which includes providing food rations, communications, First Aid kits, patrol equipment, transport, incentives and a 24/7 Control Center which monitors patrol teams on difficult or dangerous patrols. Each Luangwa team, consisting of 5-6 Wildlife Police Officers, goes on patrol on average for 15 days in the park where the team conducts daily patrols in the immediate area.
The Kansas City Zoo is also involved in a camera trapping project in partnership with Conservation Lower Zambezi and International Elephant Foundation, located in Lower Zambezi National Park. This project is of high importance because there are many species that are present in the park but their population numbers are unknown as well as species that reportedly in the area but their presence has not been verified.
Katie Muninger, Kansas City Zoo Elephant Team Lead, delivered the camera traps and helped place them around the park to help capture images of wildlife present in the area. The data from these cameras will provide a concrete understanding of species in the area as well help to better estimate population sizes and ranges of those species. Moreover, the camera traps can also aid in wildlife protection in the area.