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#WichitaWednesday - The Sedgwick County Zoo's 50th Birthday!

Has it been awhile since you’ve been to the Sedgwick County Zoo? 🦁🦍 Well, this year the Sedgwick County Zoo celebrated it’s 🎂50th BIRTHDAY🎂 and with that came some exciting announcements! For today's #WichitaWednesday, let us catch you up:

🦩 New zoo entry as of May 2021

🦚 Zoobilee will be returning after having 2020 off due to COVID-19. This year’s event will be held on September 11th.

🐆 On October 1, they will open their new exhibit: the Asian Big Cat Trek which will feature a new home for all their leopards, including amur leopards as well as snow leopards which our zoo has never had before! This exhibit will be 10x as big as the previous leopard exhibit, leaving plenty of room for growth in the future.

🏮 Also starting October 1st, in the evening they will hold Wild Lights, a Chinese lantern festival. This event will run Wednesdays through Sundays from October 1st to December 5th.

🦈 April of 2022 will be the grand opening of Stingray Cove which will be at the zoo seasonally for 5 years. There will also be small sharks in this exhibit to interact with as well!

🚂 On Memorial Day Weekend 2022, the Martha C. Buford Safari Express will open. This will allow visitors to take a 1.3 mile train ride through the backside of the zoo, allowing a unique view of the park that visitors have never before had access to.

For a fun look back at the zoo’s progression through the years: https://rem.ax/3sKNDL5

To check out the Sedgwick County Zoo’s official website: www.scz.org


We’re so excited for these new exhibits and additions, and we hope that you are, too! The zoo is open from 🕘 9AM - 5PM daily, so be sure to stop by throughout the year to see the new attractions! We hope to see you there!


**All photos below are from the Sedgwick County Zoo's facebook page. Original posts have been tagged below each photo.**



Original post from the Sedgwick County Zoo's website: https://rem.ax/38arMTY

Sedgwick County Zoo's post announcing KJ's arrival: https://rem.ax/2WlDUPl


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Original post from the Sedgwick County Zoo's website: https://rem.ax/3sLHfTW


Original post from the Sedgwick County Zoo's website: https://rem.ax/3jeSJMt


Original post from the Sedgwick County Zoo's website: https://rem.ax/3BbNWBP


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