Jul 16

Sedgwick County Zoo

Sedgwick County ZooThis month Farmington Place Blog is featuring a local landmark — the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS! Sedgwick County Zoo first opened in 1971 with an Asian exhibit and American Farm exhibit. Since then it has expanded to include nine other exhibits, including the world-famous KOCH Orangutan & Chimpanzee Habitat. The zoo just keeps growing, with new animals being bred and born each year. The zoo even has an award from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums for breeding poison dart frogs and green tree pythons. Sedgwick County Zoo is committed to helping many endangered species survive and thrive, including the Mexican wolf and the African Painted Dog. When eight healthy Mexican wolf pups were born in 1997, the zoo carefully raised them before releasing one of them to the wild. The zoo’s Species Survival Plan® for the African Painted Dog is impressive and ambitious. You can read it here.

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