Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, Missouri, 64132
Kansas City Zoo is a 202-acre (82 ha) zoo founded in 1909. It is located in Swope Park at 6800 Zoo Drive Kansas City, Missouri. It is home to more than 1,300 animals, and in 2008, the Kansas City Zoo was voted one of America's best zoos.
The zoo is divided into five areas of the following themes: Africa, Australia, Tiger Trail, KidZone, and The Valley.
On February 19, 2012, two adult gorillas escaped from their enclosure when their door was accidentally left open. The gorillas were quickly captured after they wandered around the building they were housed in for a few minutes and no one was injured or threatened.
On April 10, 2014, seven chimpanzees escaped from their enclosure when one of the animals used a log to scale the wall. The zoo was put on lockdown and visitors were kept safe inside designated buildings throughout the zoo until all seven chimpanzees had been returned to their exhibit.
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