The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit has been a part of the riverside park since the early 20th century and has served as the city’s zoo till the Sedgwick County zoo opened in Wichita in 1974. In the 1980’s the goal of the exhibit was to preserve and maintain the native animals found in Kansas and with this same intention, today, the exhibit is home to bobcats, a few varieties of birds, a skunk, a beaver and different kinds of reptiles. The place is a perfect pit-stop for bird watchers. You can spot Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, American Kestrel, Franklin’s Gull, Eastern Screech Owl, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl and Swainson’s Hawk here easily along with a variety of turtles like the False Map Turtle, Ornate Box Turtle, Painted Turtle and the Eastern Box Turtle.
Even though not as big and interactive as the Sedgwick Zoo, the exhibit is still a wonderful attraction for animal lovers especially if you want to see different species of birds.
Kansas Wildlife Exhibit Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water.
- Do make sure you don’t disturb the animals in anyway.
How to Reach Kansas Wildlife Exhibit
- By Bus: Nims And Murdock Ob
- By Taxi
- By renting a car
- You can rent a bike from Bike share ICT
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Kansas Wildlife Exhibit Reviews & Ratings
Wonderful little zoo. Free and the staff is incredible and friendly.
A very nice walk ,very small but beautifully keeped zoo, awesome splash pad for the kids (adults also) nice playground too.
I was sad that I didn't get a picture of the bobcat before he went into his cave, but he was gorgeous. And we got to see the red-shouldered hawk close up because his handler was taking him for a walk. And we were able to get stories of some of the critters from the lady while she was feeding and cleaning. You can tell they love the animals and put their hearts into the work.
A choice experience seeing Kansas animals close up. If you are there when they are, the keepers love telling the individual stories of each animal. Did you know Bobby the Bobcat is 20 years old? In 1998 his mom was hit by a car while carrying him in her mouth.
A large park with various things to look at, including the small animal exhibit. Depending on the time of year, there may not be many animals.
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There is no fees for exploring the exhibit, but call them on 1 316-683-5499 to make sure.Report Abuse