April 21, 2024

Dodge City’s Wright Park Zoo to be closed temporarily on Friday

(Courtesy of the city of Dodge City)

DODGE CITY, Kan. — On the morning of April 5th, 2019, Wright Park Zoo staff and veterinary staff will be performing procedures on the Bison Cow, Pot Bellied Pig, and Red Tail Hawks. For the safety of the animals and staff, the zoo will be closed to the public until 1 p.m.

The procedures on the pig and bison cow, hoof trims and health check assessments, will require the animals to be sedated for their safety as well as staffs. Though there are risks of complications when sedating animals, the risks are low. Staff will be required to assist the vet in the procedures.

For more information, please contact Head Zoo Keeper, Hannah Schroeder at hannahs@dodgecity.org