The zoo is home to many mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. From lions to bears, the zoo shelters animals and gives visitors a chance to 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, their roar is a polite way of claiming territory and warning off intruders.
Want to feed the ducks and fish? No problem! Grab a bag of fish food from the Raptor Center and head out to the pond where colossal catfish, turtles, geese, swans, and other pond critters dwell.
During your walk through the zoo, be sure to step inside the aquarium room which houses fish from all over the world. Relax and enjoy the various species of fish.
The Raptor Center
The zoo boasts one of Great Bend's most prominent attractions, The Raptor Center. 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 eagle's nest, a raptor's eye view of the zoo, and a wing span chart to see where you measure up to various raptors.