The Lee Richardson Zoo will be open to pedestrians only (no vehicle traffic) after 4 pm Friday the 22nd and all day Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24, due to the Tumbleweed Festival, a Music & Arts Festival put on by Tumbleweed Festival, Inc. The festival will take place on the west side of the zoo. Zoo visitors will be able to view all animal exhibits from outside festival grounds with the exception of the bison and elk yard, as the road and sidewalk there will be closed to accommodate festival needs.
The wildest night at the Zoo features live music, live and silent auctions and adult beverages served while local restaurants and caters provide a delicious taste of Southwest Kansas. “A Wild Affair” is scheduled for September 6, 2014 (occurs the first Saturday after Labor Day). Doors open at 6 pm. Food is served until 8 p.m. This is Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo’s largest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $50, or $40 during early bird sales. Guests must be 21 to enter.
September 20th the Lee Richardson Zoo will be celebrating International Red Panda Day! Stop by the red panda exhibits in Wild Asia from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday to visit Firecracker and join the fun with multiple activities for the kids that will turn them into Red Panda Rangers. Learn about red pandas from the panda keeper, and explore our biofact cart.
If you would like more information about how you can help the Zoo share the wonder of wildlife and spread its message of conservation, please attend our informational coffee on Saturday, January 10th at 2:00PM in the Finnup Center for Conservation Education, 312 Finnup Dr. You do not need to attend the coffee to volunteer.