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About Sedgwick County Zoo

Sedgwick County Zoo is a popular zoo located in Wichita, Kansas, USA. It is spread over an area of 247 acres and is home to over 3,000 animals belonging to more than 400 species. The zoo was established in 1971 and has since become a top attraction in the region, welcoming over 500,000 visitors annually.
Where many zoos are divided by species, the Sedgwick County Zoo is sectioned off by continent. Those represented include North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In each continental area, there are a wide variety of species local to each continent, from different kinds of elephants to birds fluttering in the trees to a majestic array of large cats. Visitors can watch the animals sleeping, playing, and interacting with each other, and there are also opportunities to learn about the zoo's conservation efforts to protect these species.

In addition to the animal exhibits, Sedgwick County Zoo also offers various educational programs and events throughout the year. These include behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, and summer camps for children. The Zoo is also an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participates in the AZA program called the Species Survival Plan. As a part of this program, this Kansas zoo has become important in the breeding of rare and endangered species. They also have a strong focus on sustainability and have implemented several eco-friendly practices in their operations.

Overall, Sedgwick County Zoo is a wonderful destination for families, animal lovers, and anyone looking for an educational and enjoyable day out. With its vast collection of animals, engaging exhibits, and commitment to conservation, it is definitely worth a visit!

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