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Tanganyika Wildlife Park | Wichita, KS

This past weekend we headed to Wichita to visit family. My little sis was very excited to take us to Wichita’s newest zoo, Tanganyika Wildlife Park.

Although Tanganyika is small compared to many zoos, it is packed with wildlife that you can get eye-to-eye with.

monkey

Gibbon Island is so much fun to watch!

During our visit the Gibbons were having fun swinging around and had no problem voicing their pleasure with the beautiful weather. At least that is what I believe they were “talking” about.

Tanganyika is a 100% private zoo supported by visitors.

red kangaroo

Red Kangaroo

Many of the Red Kangaroos had joeys in their pouches. Of course, these are wild animals and you must be cautious and take care that your children are not touching or petting the animals in a way that would aggravate them. We were instructed to only pet the kangaroos on their back.

goat

Who doesn’t love goats?

goat

I want a goat…

rabbit

…and a bunny rabbit (or two)!

lemur

Lemur Island

The zoo highlight is the ONLY Lemur feeding island in the United States. Although you can not touch or pet the lemurs, just have a seat on the rocks and a lemur is sure to climb up into your lap!

lemur

Don’t pet the lemurs!

lemur

You can chat with the lemurs.

giraff

Giraffe having a snack.

giraffe

Feeding the giraffe lettuce.

And, feeding the giraffes are always fun for kids. Be sure to grab some tokens beforehand to buy lettuce from staff members.

This is one of the best zoos we have been too. It’s small and compact, so you don’t spend too much time walking before you see some animals. There was also an opportunity to ride a camel; not one of our kids chose to do so. Also on exhibit is white tigers, pandas, penguins, lions, leopards and birds, oh my!

If you are in the Wichita area,  this zoo is a mush see. Other zoos in the area are the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita and Rolling Hills Zoo located near Salina, KS. We have been to both and they are worth the visit.

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