Randy Wistoff with the KC Zoo is back, and he brought a California King Snake - one of the stars of their weekend snake keeper chats - with him.
There are a couple of great events coming up at the Kansas City Zoo -
SAFARI DAY CAMP
Snow day or holiday!! That means no school for the kids, so parents what are you going to do with your kids while you are at work? Simple, drop your children off at the Zoo for a day filled with fun and learning. This one day camp is fast paced full of hands on activities. If your child can acclimate easily to various activities then this is the day camp for them.
Please dress appropriate for the weather. And don't worry about packing a lunch, it will be provided. (Unless your child has special dietary needs)
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Date: Most school holidays, snow days, or teacher in service days. Jan 3 Raving reptiles; Jan 16 Polar-palooza; Feb 20 Panda-monium; Mar 12 Awesome amphibians; Mar 13 Bird's the word; Mar 19 Cat-itude; Mar 20 Primate imitate
Important note: When a majority of the metro schools are closed due to snow, the camp will be held. If you are unsure, please call us at 816-513-5723.
Cost: $45 ($40 for FOTZ members).
Maximum # of participants: 20
Pre-registration is NOT required but on pre-determined no school days and advanced notice snow days we highly suggest registering. To register online, follow the steps below, or call the Education Hotline at 816-513-5723. Please read our registration and cancellation policies<https://www.kansascityzoo.org/Education/Index.asp?IdS=011700-7843C30&Reference=Registration&~=> prior to registering. Otherwise, we will take the first 20 children that arrive.
KISS & TAIL: A SPECIAL VALENTINE'S PRESENTATION
Saturday, February 4
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This is no Tarzan and Jane affair. It happens daily in the animal kingdom. Some will make you blush, some will make you wonder but most of all you must marvel at the intellect and wisdom of animals.
Kiss & Tail is an adults-only, warm-up for Valentine's Day held on Saturday, February 4, from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Kansas City Zoo. Focusing on the love lives of the Zoo's animal residents, Ron Magill of the Miami Metrozoo will present "Sex and the Animals," featuring the strange and interesting methods of animal courtship and mating.
Magill has been a featured presenter on radio and television programs, and is well-known for his expertise on animal mating. His research spans more than 25 years, and his presentation is bolstered with "props" and a fun, entertaining, and interesting slide show that will make some blush!
Register Today! Cost is $25 for FOTZ Members and $35 for Non-FOTZ Members. Cost includes the entertainment and Magill's presentation, 2 drink tickets and heavy appetizers. Please note this is a 21 and older event.