Before zoos, the only way to see a rhino and a penguin together was to saddle up and ride that rhino south until snowfall. Familiarize yourself with foreign fauna with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get two general admission tickets to Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard (up to a $26 value).
Tanganyika Wildlife Park brings weekend zoologists snout-to-snout with wildlife in supervised, hands-on exhibits. The pits and bars separating curious from cuddly melt away, welcoming guests to hop with a red kangaroo, feed a giraffe, ride a camel, or play mancala with a ring-tailed lemur. Plot out your route to hit observational exhibits that keep white bengal tigers, indian rhinos, clouded leopards, and red pandas at a safe but still intimate distance. Tanganyika regularly updates its website with announcements of new exhibits and arrivals of adorable newborns. Parking is available, and parents can rent strollers and wagons for carting around recently hatched children.
Tanganyika Wildlife Park
The animal-loving owners of Tanganyika Wildlife Park know that in order to save endangered animals, humans must feel a strong connection to them. It is the park’s mission to foster this connection by putting visitors in close contact with its rare animals. Visitors can gaze at cheetahs and red pandas and feed reticulated giraffes and African spur-thighed tortoises, which are best known for their role in slow-motion Westerns. The park also safeguards endangered animals from extinction by breeding species such as clouded leopards and amur leopards.
1000 S Hawkins Lane
Goddard, Kansas 67052Get Directions