Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City will be looking for a new director in April.
Executive director Kathy Sexson said Tuesday she will retire, effective April 1. Sexson has worked with the zoo and city for 30 years, the last nine as director.
Sexson says she wants to spend more time with her family, particularly her elderly parents.
The Garden City Telegram reports that Sexson believes the city will conduct a national search for her replacement.