David Traylor Zoo

75 Soden Road
Emporia, Kansas 66801
(620) 341-4365

Seven days a week: 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Year's Day

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David Traylor Zoo - Emporia, Kansas
David Traylor Zoo

The David Traylor Zoo in Emporia, Kansas is a small zoo, but far from the smallest in Kansas. The animals seem interested in the zoo's visitors to an extent that I suspect that people often ignore the signs and give them food. 

Until recent years, the larger hooved animals were in a separate area seen from your automobile, The zoo has done some extensive updating in the past few years and the areas which they have worked on are looking quite nice. There is still work to do and when we last visited in 2022 the zoo was actually smaller than it was when I last visited. The area for large mammals is closed and the only large animals I could see were American Bison in the distance. 

but the Zoo layout has been changed and there is a new path that crosses the dam from the Preston Forest Adventure.

The Emporia Zoo is located in Soden's Grove Park, which has Sertoma Miniature Train which operates on summer evenings. Soden's Grove Park park also includes a Marsh arch bridge, which is no longer open to vehicles, Soden's Dam Falls and the All Veterans Memorial which has separate markers for each of the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars. 

Black-tailed prairie dog
 Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)

Bald eagles
 Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Crowned Lemur (lemur coronado)

Cougar at David Traylor Zoo in Emporia, Kansas
Cougar (Puma concolor), also known as puma or mountain lion

Sertoma Miniature Train - Emporia, Kansas
Sertoma Miniature Train is next to the zoo in Soden's Grove Park

All Veterans Memorial - Emporia, Kansas
All Veterans Memorial - Huey UH1H helicopter and M4A6 Sherman tank

Emporia's Marsh Arch Bridge
Marsh Arch Bridge (1923) in Emporia's Soden's Grove Park.

Emporia Zoo Map - Emporia, Kansas
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