Located west of the Zoo's main entrance, the historical Pachyderm Building, built in 1963, houses pachyderm and bird species from around the world. Guests will see the Zoo's collection of endangered Indian rhinos and critically endangered Black rhinos, watch a pygmy hippo swim in his pond and listen to a variety of wild birds. Guests can also explore the unique outdoor yards with water features, mud wallows and grassland. These yards enable Zoo keepers to shift the rhinos from one grazing and browsing area to another, enhancing their enrichment opportunities.
Each year, the Zoo hosts the annual Bowling For Rhinos fundraiser to help endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit our Conservation page or blog at bowlingforrhinosokc.com.