David Traylor Zoo of Emporia, Emporia

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The David Traylor Zoo is a small zoo located in Emporia, Kansas, United States. Admission to the zoo is free. You can walk through the zoo to view the naturalized exhibits. The zoo is located in Soden's Grove Park, which includes a small train that operates in the summer, the historical Marsh Arch Bridge, and an All Veterans Memorial.OverviewThe David Traylor Zoo is one of the smallest zoos in the United States that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It features naturalized exhibits of native and exotic birds and animals, and is noted for its extensive landscaping.The Emporia Friends of the Zoo was founded in 1978, and provides financial support for expansion, development, and maintenance at the zoo. Funding for the Friends is primarily through membership and contributions.Animals at the zoo include ducks, prairie dogs, vultures, bison, deer, red foxes, cougars, and cotton-top tamarins.During the year, the zoo has various events including an annual Open House (the fourth Sunday in June), Boo in the Zoo at Halloween and Zoo Lights during the winter holiday season.
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  • This FREE zoo is amazingly clean and pleasant every time I visit. The horticultural displays are every bit as interesting as the various animal exhibits. It's obvious the staff really cares about thei...  more »
  • This is a wonderful little Zoo! The landscaping is very well done, it is probably maintained by volunteers, so thank you to them. The animals seem to all have nice facilities and are cared for. I was ...  more »
  • This is a nice zoo to walk around and see a few animals. I couldn't help but notice how very clean all the animals environments where. These animals were well cared for. The zoo is free to visit and f...  more »
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  • Very good for a local free zoo. Lemurs were the highlight for me. Some of the animal enclosures were a bit small but they seemed well-maintained and had lots of ways for the animals to play. Overall decent animal variety and happy, active animals.
  • Best little zoo around. Been going since I was a kid & now I bring my son. Glad to see it so well taken care of.
  • The small zoo was well maintained and had several types of animals. I recommend you go on a mild day. I went on a hot day and many animals either stayed inside or were not active.
  • Very lovely zoo. All of the animals are up close and easy to see. The grounds are kept in amazing condition.
  • It's free and has well treated animals! Super fun way to spend an afternoon!

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