Take a walk on the wild side and join us on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 for a Wildly Fun weekend at the Kansas City Zoo. It may be HOT outside but our animals are beating the heat with icy treats! A hippo-sized birthday party and an elephant bath courtesy of the KCFD are all on tap for this Wildly Fun weekend.
What better way to cool off than with a frozen icy treat? Our keepers have hidden some of our animals’ favorite enrichment items in larger than life popsicles. The otters are kicking off treat time at 10:30 a.m. followed by our gorillas and polar bear at noon, chimpanzees at 1 p.m., sea lions at 1:30, orangutans at 2 p.m. and tigers at 3 p.m.
Just how does a five ton animal cool off? Find out at the elephant bath at 11:30 a.m. The Kansas City Fire Department will use the fire hose to shower our seven elephants.
Sing Happy Birthday to our hippo, Liberty! She will be spoiled with her favorite treats, melons and a hippo-approved cupcake, during her birthday party at 2:30 p.m.
The wild fun isn’t just for the animals! Enjoy face painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a complimentary screening of the movie Kung Fu Panda 3 in our Lobby Auditorium at noon.
FOTZ Members are invited to come early and wake up with the animals on Saturday. Members will enjoy an exclusive complimentary breakfast in the Tropics Tent from 8 to 10 a.m. Bacon, eggs, biscuits and more will fill bellies before the Wildly Fun events begin.