The Award Winning Zoo City

This 2011 winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award is so many things- noir, urban, fantasy, and science fiction. It’s a wild ride about Zinzi December, a woman with a past and a sloth on her back- literally. In this alternate world those who have committed murder find themselves with an animal familiar. The animal is always nearby, and it’s hard to make it when the world sees your guilt, but Zinzi has a magical skill

Zoo Animals Live

    Dennis, from the Topeka Zoo, brought a variety of snakes and reptiles to the August Zoo Animals Live. The Blue Tongue Skink is one of 300 reptiles that live in Australia. They do have a blue tongue that they use to discourage predators. Also, from Australia, Dennis brought a Bearded Dragon. They have adapted well […]

On Safari with Gary K Clarke

For all of his life Gary K Clarke has had a mystical affinity with Africa–animals, people, geography, exploration with an emphasis on wildlife. Starting in the 1970s he led numerous groups on photographic safaris through the east, central and southern regions on the continent. Gary emphasizes his upcoming program, On Safari with Gary K Clark, […]

Zoo Animals Live

Dennis Dinwiddie brought a variety of snakes to the Zoo Animals Live program for June. All of the snakes reside at the Topeka Zoo and are used in educational programs. Therefore, they are all accustomed to being held and are nonpoisonous. Many snakes benefit people. There are several different kinds of king snakes. The picture on the left shows […]