Since its founding in 1909, the Kansas City Zoo has been one of the most popular attractions in the city. Recently, they’ve expanded their programs to include digital content you can access from our apartments in Kansas City. These new developments mean that you don’t have to go to the zoo to have an enjoyable and educational experience.
See the Animals Anytime, Anywhere
In the past few years, many zoos have introduced online animal cams where you can view live video of one of their enclosures. The Kansas City Zoo currently has two, one for the Helzberg Penguin Plaza and one for the Orangutan Canopy, although they often have more. These live feeds can be easily accessed on the zoo’s YouTube page. Their channel is full of other entertaining content, too. Just check out this video of their Humboldt penguins at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art!
Learn from the Experts
If you’re looking for something more educational, don’t fret. Even when you’re sitting at home, you can learn from the zoo’s experts with their Virtual Keeper Chats. Each features a zookeeper discussing a specific enclosure in detail. Put together, they provide a guided tour of sorts that takes you through the whole zoo. On top of that, their YouTube channel has dozens of informative videos, including a conservation lecture series.
Open for In-Person Visitors
In addition to their extensive digital content, the Kansas City Zoo will be open this summer with certain safeguards in place. As a precaution, they will be limiting the number of people in the park at one time. If you go, make sure to reserve your ticket online. There are several new attractions you won’t want to miss. One of these is the eight macaroni penguins that arrived this winter. Another is their revamped elephant habitat, which features expanded viewing areas and improved water features for the animals to cool off in.
After a long, hot day at the zoo, you’ll want to cool off, too. Here are our ice cream recommendations in the area.
Whether you go in person or stay in your Kansas City apartment, there are safe ways to enjoy all the Kansas City Zoo has to offer. Contact us to learn more about living in this beautiful city.Back to all posts