Tag: Lee Richardson Zoo

Zoo’s ‘A Wild Affair’ gets underway Saturday

Lee Richardson Zoo’s fundraising event, “A Wild Affair,” is set for this Saturday, Sept. 8, on the zoo’s West Green, and features live music by Mike Benish and the Buckner Creek Band, as well as special appearances by zoo animal ambassadors. Enjoy a roaring good time while sipping on a […]

Baby giraffe, Kijiji, new addition at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo welcomed a new face on Friday, July 20, with the birth of a female reticulated giraffe calf. Zoo staff have named the calf, Kijiji , a Swahili word meaning “village.” She is the first calf for five-year-old female, Cleo, and nine-year-old male, Juani. According to the zoo, […]

Jungle Run car show set for this Saturday

The Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo’s Jungle Run IV car show gets underway on Saturday at 8 a.m. on the West Green at the zoo. According to FLRZ, there will be train rides, music and food at the event, as well as cars and awards in seven categories including King […]

Annual Flea Market Festival coming July 14

Finney County Historical Museum’s 9th annual Flea Market Festival is scheduled for July 14 at Lee Richardson Zoo. More than 4,700 people from Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and additional states attended the festival last summer which features antiques, collectibles, art and crafts. The gathering offers booths set up by 60-plus […]

Maned wolf at Lee Richardson Zoo

A maned wolf relaxing at Lee Richardson Zoo.  About maned wolves from the zoo: “A maned wolf, described as red fox on stilts, this species belongs to the order carnivora even tho they have an omnivorous diet. In the wild they consume mainly fruits and small rodents.”

Tickets on sale for ‘A Wild Affair’

“A Wild Affair,” Lee Richardson Zoo’s largest and wildest “Fun-Raiser” of the year, starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. Celebrate an “Evening in Rio” under the stars with live music by Mike Bennish and Buckner Creek Band and special appearances by zoo animal ambassadors. Sip adult beverages while sampling delicious foods […]

Butterfly Garden habitat at the Zoo

From Lee Richardson Zoo: “I spy with my little eye… a grasshopper! Docent in training Shonda helps Ryan (3) and Evelyn (3) discover insects and other animals that take advantage of the Butterfly Garden habitat at the zoo during Story Time. Have you visited the Butterfly Garden? Did you see any […]

Red Pandas Cubs Born at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo is very happy to announce the birth of three red panda cubs. Ember, the zoo’s 7 year old female red panda, gave birth to the cubs on August 12, 2017. Mother and cubs are doing well. This is Ember’s fourth litter. “Animal Care staff had been monitoring […]