BECOME A MEMBER
Safari through the grasslands and explore Garden City's favorite family destination: Lee Richardson Zoo!
Every membership to the Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo is packed with adventure and a full year's worth of drive-thru admission-free fun. Lee Richardson Zoo is committed to provide the highest quality care for our animal residents. Your gift directly supports efforts to enhance animal habitats and improve the quality of life for our animal ambassadors.
Grass has sprouted in the newly constructed Cat Canyon exhibit. We have the community to thank for the bricks and mortar of this $1,000,000 project.
Over 1,500 visitors thronged to Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City during the exhibit's grand opening on September 22, 3013 to get a first glimpse of the new habitat for jaguars, bobcats and puma. The ribbon cutting celebration for the new Cat Canyon exhibit included kids’ activities and games, face painting, refreshments, discovery carts manned by zoo educators, and best of all, up close encounters with the zoo’s feline residents. Comments were overwhelmingly positive as children and adults alike got nose to whisker with the curious jaguars through thick glass.
The new habitats for the jaguar and puma are 4.5 times larger than their previous exhibits, and the cats seem to be enjoying every square foot of their new space. The yards include native grass, felled trees, hollow logs, rock caves, ponds, heated rocks at the viewing window and other natural features. Four cats (two jaguars and two bobcats) moved across the zoo to their new home, while three new cats (a jaguar, puma, and bobcat) will also call Cat Canyon their home.
FLOCK A FRIEND!
Oh no, a flock of plastic flamings are roosting in your yard! They've surely migrated from the nearest zoo...
This is a fundraiser for the Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo. A yard ‘flocking’ includes an invasion of approximately 50 plastic yard flamingos stacked at the residence of your choice (in Finney County). The ‘victim’ of the flamingo flock will also receive a family or grandparent membership for their household. Flamingos are guaranteed to vacate a given premises in 48 hours after landing. Birds may be removed sooner upon request. Perfect gift for birthdays or just for fun!