Tanganyika
Wildlife Park 
1000 South Hawkins Lane
Goddard,  Kansas 67052
(316) 794-8954

 Open daily until November 3, 2021

Timed admissions start at $24.99 on
week days and go up to $60 for 
weekend all day passes

Tanganyika Wildlife Park - Goddard, Kansas
Tanganyika Wildlife Park Map
Tanganyika Wildlife Park zoo
Tanganyika Wildlife Park in June 2011

Tanganyika Wildlife Park near Goddard, Kansas opened to the public in June of 2008. Prior to that, the Tanganyika Wildlife Park was a private zoo. Tanganyika is a non-profit breeding facility for rare and endangered species. Species represented in the park include giraffes, tigers, clouded leopards, black rhinoceros, and zebras.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park distinguishes itself from other Kansas zoos by emphasizing interaction between visitors and the animals, There are many opportunities to feed or pet wildlife as diverse as lemurs, camels, birds and snakes. Many of those encounters, such as feeding the giraffes, have additional fees. The $24.99 admission includes 3 Animal Encounters.

There are also special backstage passes for experiences like swimming with the penguins ($200), encounter with a sloth ($87), small cat meet & greet ($67) or penguin encounters ($37).

Petting a goat at Tanganyika
Tanganyika staff introducing babies to visitors

Corn Snake at Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata guttata), also known as the Red Rat Snake

feeding a Ringed tail lemur at Tanganyika zoo
feeding a Ringed tail lemur (Lemur catta)

Dromedary camel at Tanganyika Zoo
Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) rides are available for an additional charge
on Saturdays and Sundays

Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory (parrot)
Petting and feeding a Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a non-profit breeding facility for rare and endangered species. Tanganyika Wildlife Park is the largest breeder of snow leopards in the world.

giraffe at Tanganyika Wildlife Park
 

child feeding a girrafe at Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Feeding a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) at the old Tanganyika private zoo. This has recently become common at zoos,
but Tanganyika was the first zoo where I encountered it.

snow leopard cub at the Tanganyika zoo
One of two snow leopards (Uncia uncia) born in July 2007 at the Tanganyika Wildlife Park.

black-footed penguins at Tanganyika WIldlife Park
Tanganyika continues to add new exhibits such as this one with African penguins (Spheniscus demersus), 
also known as black-footed penguins

Tanganyika Wildlife Park Map
Tanganyika Wildlife Park Map

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