KC Zoo seeks donations to feed tigers (and bears, lions, penguins, and porcupines) during shutdown

KMBZ News Staff
April 06, 2020 - 9:45 am
A sumatran tiger at the Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo / Juanita Bach


Kansas City, MO - The animals need to eat whether the zoo is open to the public or not.

The Kansas City Zoo has been closed since March 18 due to the stay at home order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

But the animals are still wanting to eat (go figure) and that costs money - nearly $600,000 a year. 

The KC Zoo is currently running a fundraising campaign to help supplement the costs of feeding all of the animals, including the tigers.  


The two Sumatran tigers at the zoo eat about $30 worth of meat each day.  

And so far, there's no big box store truck pulling up with tons of expired and returned packets of bologna and hot dogs like we've seen recently on TV. 


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