KC Edventures Guide for Ages 12-14

Native Hoofed Animal Enclosure

Come and see animals native to our area that use to roam the prairies of the Midwest.  Fleming Park hosts a 110-acre enclosure that houses bison, deer & elk.  Walk right up to the fence to get an eye-to-eye view of these amazing animals.

Before Your Visit:

  • One of the best parts of visiting is feeding the animals - bring some small apples or long carrots (with the green on top) and carefully feed them through the fence.
  • Bring binoculars so you can see the animals if they are near the back of the enclosure.
  • Don't forget your camera for some cool photos!

Explore the Native Hoofed Animal Enclosure:

  • Sometimes the bison and larger elk hide near the trees - make sure to look near the lake and towards the back too. 
  • Walk along the fenceline to get a better look at some of the elk and bison that are grazing or resting near the front of the enclosure.
  • Make sure to be respectful of nature when you're visiting - don't scare the animals and please don't litter.

Learn More about Bison & Elk:

Discover More:

To see more animals around Kansas City, visit:

  • Kansas City Zoo

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Additional Info

  • Nature & Animals: Parks & Trails, Native Animals












Be Careful when feeding the animals!  This is one of those “feed at your own risk – use common sense” activities.  There is usually not a park ranger stationed here all the time.  

Kids should always be supervised by adults

Do not put your fingers (or anything else) through the fence.  And only feed the animals carrots or apples – help to keep them healthy!