The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit has been a mainstay of Riverside Park since the early 1900s, serving as the city’s zoo until the Sedgwick County Zoo was opened in 1974. As a result, in the mid-1980s, the exhibit’s focus shifted to native Kansas animals. Located in Central Riverside Park, the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit features over 25 species in 8 naturalistic cages. Animals include beavers, red fox, porcupine, mink, hawks, owls, a bobcat and more. The park underwent a major renovation in 2004.