Kansas City Zoo

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Dan Weinbaum
May 30, 2019 - 6:16 am
Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Zoo declared a Code Red emergency Wednesday when a young African elephant displayed surprising agility by attempting to climb out of his enclosure. "He found a little ledge, he'd decided to do some exploring, and climbed up to about a four-foot level, and then...
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KMBZ News Staff
February 26, 2019 - 10:24 am
Kansas City, MO - A second king penguin chick has hatched and is now on exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo. The newest chick was hatched on February 2, according to zoo officials. The first king penguin chick hatched January 13 and has been named 'Blizzard'. "We need your help coming up with a fun...
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KMBZ News Staff
February 22, 2019 - 10:59 am
Kansas City, Zoo - There's been another animal death at the Kansas City Zoo. Hamisi, a 9-year-old giraffe, suffered an "acute spinal cord injury" in his behind-the-scenes enclosure, according to zoo officials. The zoo's veterinarians performed a necropsy, according to a spokesperson, and say Hamisi...
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Kansas City's Morning News
January 25, 2019 - 9:02 am
When KCPD Sgt. Kristy Goodin is not patrolling the streets around East Patrol, she spends time working security and acting as a goodwill ambassador at the Kansas City Zoo. Goodin talks about the chimps almost as if they were her children. She has developed a strong bond in four years of working at...
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KMBZ News Staff
January 16, 2019 - 2:37 pm
Kansas City, MO - For the first time a king penguin has hatched at the Kansas City Zoo. The chick earned the name "Blizzard" having emerged from its egg on Sunday, January 13th following a heavy snowstorm in Kansas City. The first king penguin egg to be laid at the Zoo hatched on Sunday, January 13...
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Dan Weinbaum
May 01, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Kansas City, MO - Visitors of all ages will soon be able to get up close - and touch - some ocean wildlife at the Kansas City Zoo's new stingray exhibit. Stingray Bay opens May 18th and will feature two types of stingrays in a 20,000-gallon touch tank, as well as a few small, harmless Whitespotted...
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Kansas City's Morning News
April 27, 2018 - 6:45 am
Anyone who has visited the Kansas City Zoo in the past six years has probably met E.J. and Ellen's Person of the Week, Bruce Turrell, the zoo's greeter. "I've probably talked to people from 40 different countries by now, every state in the union probably," said Bruce, the first and last person most...
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April 13, 2018 - 11:43 am
Kansas City, MO - The matriarch of the chimpanzee troop at the Kansas City Zoo has died at the age of 55. Patty was one of the oldest female chimpanzees at an AZA-accredited Zoo, living well beyond the 37-year average life expectancy for a female chimpanzee, according to zoo officials. Because of...
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March 29, 2018 - 11:45 am
Kansas City, MO - In April, the Kansas City Zoo will welcome Bam Bam, a 30-year-old polar bear, from the Omaha Zoo. According to KC Zoo officials, due to changes in the Omaha Zoo's master plans, the Polar Bear Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended that Bam Bam be permanently transferred to...
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March 15, 2018 - 11:03 am
Kansas City, MO - A new, expansive and inclusive play area is already under construction at the Kansas City Zoo. A post shared by Deborah Wiebrecht (@varietychildrenscharity) on The Zoo is working with the local non-profit Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City to build the play area...
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