Return of the Elephants


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The Oklahoma City Zoo's dedication to the care of its elephants, and the protection of wild elephants, is key to our mission. We support vital conservation work in Asia that protect elephants and their habitat, reducing human⁄elephant conflict and incorporating the talents of the people who live in their midst.

Our Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, a network of 210 of the finest zoos and aquariums in North America, all committed to animal well-being and conservation. We provide our elephants with excellent nutrition, exercise, veterinary care and environmental enrichment. Learn more about how we care for elephants, our network of professionals, and the important work we support globally to save some of the most majestic and awe–inspiring animals on earth.

Follow the links on the left side of your screen to learn all about the Zoo's new Asian-themed elephant habitat. For habitat schematics, visit the New Elephant Habitat page. Get to know our elephants, sisters Asha and Chandra, and learn to tell the difference on the Asha and Chandra page. Check out the features that make our new habitat one of the top elephant habitats in the country at the Creature Comforts page. Get to know the elephant care team and learn what they love most about elephants on the Meet the Keepers page. Learn how the Zoo is supporting conservation efforts for elephants around the world on the Conservation page, with the help of our partners on the Partners in Elephant Care page. Find answers to our most frequently-asked questions on the FAQ page

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The Zoo is a fully accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Association of Museums (AAM) as both a living museum and a botanical garden. AZA accredited facilities are dedicated to providing excellent care for their plants and animals, a great experience for guests and a better future for all living things.

A New Breath of Fresh Air: As of Nov. 1, 2007, state law prohibits smoking inside zoological parks. Please help us abide by this law by refraining from smoking within the Zoo. Thank you for maintaining a smoke-free environment for all living things!