Pre-order our commemorative wine bottles featuring the Zoo's animals and conservation programs. Wine bottles are available for purchase from Mano's with proceeds benefitting the Kansas City Zoo's Conservation Fund.
West African Slender Snouted Crocodile Sauvignon Blanc
The Kansas City Zoo supports the work of Project Mecistops, an organization working in Cote d’Ivoire to save the West African slender-snouted crocodile from extinction. The West African slender-snouted crocodile is considered the most endangered crocodilian in Africa, and one of the four most endangered crocodilians globally. It is estimated that there are no more than 500 adults in the wild, existing in poorly protected, highly fragmented populations. Threats include fishing nets, habitat destruction, and competition for natural resources. The Kansas City Zoo and Project Mecistops are partnering to assess and protect wild populations, as well as to reintroduce captive reared juvenile West African slender-snouted crocodiles to their native range.
Polar Bear Watermelon Wine
Kansas City Zoo has partnered with Polar Bears International (PBI) to take a more active role in polar bear conservation. Through this partnership, the Zoo supports PBI and its efforts to learn about bears in the wild and to teach the rest of the world about the effects of climate change. In addition to the Zoo’s financial support, Zoo staff members participate in PBI’s Climate Alliance Program and can provide valuable data learned through the Zoo’s own polar bears. Together, we can make sure that polar bears roam the sea ice for generations to come.
Panamanian Golden Frog Cabernet Sauvignon
The Panamanian golden frog is a small, brightly colored frog native to the rainforests and cloud forests of Panama. Unfortunately, the Panamanian golden frog is now considered extinct in the wild, largely due to the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus. Project Golden Frog connects conservation organizations in both Panama and the United States to help ensure the survival of these frogs. The Kansas City Zoo is working to save Panamanian golden frogs by establishing a viable assurance population through a specialized breeding program so that these animals will eventually be able to be released back into their native habitat.