The zoo is home to many mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. From elegant tigers to regal lions, the zoo shelters animals and gives visitors a chance to observe and learn about the natural world. You will be amazed by the roar of the lion which can be heard from five miles away. In the wild, this is used to claim territory and warn off intruders.
Want to feed the ducks and fish? No problem! Grab a fish food bag from the Raptor Center and head out to the pond where colossal catfish, turtles, geese, swans, and other pond critters dwell.
After that long walk through the zoo, take a moment to regroup and step inside the aquarium room which houses fish from all over the world. Relax and enjoy studying over the various different species of fish.
The Raptor Center
The zoo boasts one of Great Bend's most prominent attractions, The Raptor Center. Right away, you will be astonished by a vibrant gallery featuring state-of-the art exhibits, displays, interactive learning stations, and a colorful mural featuring birds of prey. Among the exhibits and displays, you will find a depiction of an eagles nest, a raptor's eye view of the zoo, and a wing span chart to see where you measure up to various raptors.Visitors can even watch the operation of injured birds through one-way mirrors.