Projects

Tree Removal

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Projects | Comments Off on Tree Removal

Construction documents have been completed, the interpretive design piece is complete and fundraising is going strong for Camp Cowabunga.  As we continue to raise funds for this upcoming exhibit, we will also be using a portion of the 2017- 2032 sales tax to address the first phase of the elephant expansion that is within this exhibit.  We are planning to put a request for proposal out for bids after Thanksgiving to break ground early 2017. If you have been through the zoo around Lions Pride recently you would have noticed some of the Camp Cowabunga pre-construction work has occurred. The...

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Pardon Our Progress

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Projects | Comments Off on Pardon Our Progress

If you have been to the zoo recently, you may have noticed that there is a lot of tree work being done. This work is being done in preparation for the development of Camp Cowabunga once fundraising in complete. As with any construction work, for the safety of our animals and our guests, there will be times where a portion of the zoo may be closed. Please pardon our progress as we make way for this new visitor experience. To contribute funds to help make this experience a reality, donate...

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Gary Clarke Talks Camp Cowabunga

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Projects | Comments Off on Gary Clarke Talks Camp Cowabunga

Gary Clarke, the zoo’s director emeritus, is an accomplished author and a seasoned safari guide whose passionate personal and professional journey is the catalyst for our Camp Cowabunga. Known for his wit and humor, Clarke has conducted 140 photo safaris connecting people from Topeka and around the world with animals and one another for memorable moments. He does not tell people about Africa … or show them pictures. He helps them experience all that there is. Gary Clarke has agreed to help create Camp Cowabunga at the Topeka Zoo, and we want to help create Camp Cowabunga for the Topeka Zoo...

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Funds Raised – We Still Need Your Help

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Projects | Comments Off on Funds Raised – We Still Need Your Help

As of January 1, 2016 we have raised almost $1 million toward our $3.3 million goal.  In order to break ground this spring, we need to raise at least $2.5 million of our goal.  We need your help to keep the ball rolling toward Camp Cowabunga!  Learn how to donate...

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