Kansas City Zoo
Kansas City's award winning zoo is a top attraction and a must-see for children and adults interested in getting back to nature.
August 2011: Monkey House
Model: Abandoned Monkey House Photographer: tanith k Editor: tanith k The KC Zoo used to have this huge monkey house in which chimps and spider monkeys would swing around the outside of the building and bigger apes were housed inside of it. The exhibit was closed many years ago - but management left the building. It has been overgrown by so many plants! It’s very post-apocalyptic. This is what life is like “20 years after humanity has left” according to my dad. This work is licensed under a…
The Pendergast Years
Boss Thomas J. Pendergast (or simply "Boss Tom"), an unelected dealmaker and leader of the "goat" Democratic faction ruled Kansas City's government and criminal underworld with impunity. Boss Tom overshadowed Kansas City and exerted influence on many of the best and worst aspects of its history throughout his reign.
The Swope Park Zoo in Kansas City Mo
The Swope Park Zoo in Kansas City Mo. Swope Park in Southeast Kansas City was donated to the city in 1896 by philanthropist Colonel Thomas H. Swope. Within its 1769 acres reside the Starlight Theater, an 8000 seat outdoor theater, two golf courses, the training grounds for the Kansas City Wizards, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a swimming pool, and the Kansas City Zoo. The Kansas City Zoo at Swope Park, 6800 Zoo Dr. (816-513-5700) is a private non-profit zoo on 202 acres home to more than…