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Our troops of gorillas and chimpanzees eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and biscuits. These cost thousands of dollars to purchase annually. 

 It costs over $600,000 yearly, and more than $11,000 weekly, to feed all the animals at the Zoo. Please consider a gift to the Zoo to help us feed our animals during the weeks that we are closed.

It costs over $600,000 annually, and more than $11,000 weekly, to feed all the animals at the Zoo. Please consider a gift to the Zoo to help us feed our animals during the weeks that we are closed.

As a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, the Kansas City Zoo relies on funding from tickets, memberships, program revenue and donations. While we are closed, we continue to incur expenses in caring for our animals. If you have the ability to help ensure our sustainability, please consider making a tax deductible donation, or purchasing or renewing your annual membership today.