Zoo Policies

Mission Statement
The Ralph Mitchell Zoo provides educational, recreational, and conservation experiences that connect guests to wildlife and nature. 

Zoo Policies
  • No Pets. Marked service animals are permitted. 
  • Do not feed the animals. Except from feeder machines. Zoo animals are provided special diets and outside food can cause illnesses.
  • Respect the animals. You are a guest in their home. PLEASE don't throw items into their habitats, tap on glass, cross barriers, or tease them. Call (620) 205-7702 or  notify an employee to report misconduct.
  • Strollers, wagons, and wheel chairs allowed. 
  • Bicycles, tricycles, skates, and skate boards prohibited. 
  • Stay on walkways and out of fenced areas. The barriers are for your SAFETY and the animals'. 
  • Please keep the grounds looking neat. Dispose of all trash in the containers provided. 
  • No smoking in zoo buildings. Please dispose of cigarettes and cigars in the provided container.