Founded in 1952, the Brit Spaugh Zoo is the pride of Great Bend, Kansas. The Brit Spaugh Zoo is dedicated to the conservation, preservation and rescue of animals and the education and entertainment of children and adults.
The zoo has been much improved since we first visited it in 2006. It was originally in two parts, but they have been unified and many of the old, out of date cages have been replaced. The Great Bend Zoo has become more modern.
The zoo is now the home of a Raptor Center which was added to protect and conserve birds of prey through rehabilitation, education, research, and habitat preservation. There is also a very nice butterfly house.
This small zoo is good for about a 45 - 90 minute visit.
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