The Kansas City Zoo has broken ground on Stingray Bay, a new touch tank exhibit scheduled to open in May 2018. Stingray Bay will offer guests an opportunity to learn more about stingrays by touching them in a shallow pool, which will house both cownose and southern stingrays, as well as white-spotted bamboo sharks.
The new, year-round exhibit will be located between Helzberg Penguin Plaza and Discovery Barn. The 20,000-gallon pool is designed to be shallower at the outer edge to allow visitors to interact with its inhabitants and deeper toward the center to provide animals a private space.
Stingray Bay will be free with zoo admission. A limited number of daily feeding opportunities will be available for an additional fee. The $3 million project was made possible through private donations and the Zoological District.
The Kansas City Zoo is located at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO. Admission is $14.50 for adults, $13.50 for seniors and $11.50 for children.