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We're Wild about Conservation!

 

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is dedicated to the preservation of the Earth's natural resources through conservation, education, awareness and scientific research. To fulfill this goal, the Zoo aids in numerous local, national and international conservation projects.

The Zoo cares for 54 endangered or threatened species, and participates in 45 Species Survival Plans, which ensure the survivability of species globally.

The Zoo's top three partnerships include: the PanEco Foundation in Indonesia to rehabilitate and save orangutans from the devastating effects of non-sustainable palm oil production; the Northern Rangelands Trust in Africa to support efforts to save endangered wildlife and habitats; and the Jatun Sacha Foundation to preserve Ecuador’s biodiversity and improve the quality of life of local communities.

In addition, the Zoo shares its passion for conservation with the public through annual fundraisers and awareness events such as 96Elephants, Party for the Planet, Endangered Species Day, World Oceans Day and Bowling for Rhinos.  Zoo guests are also given the opportunity to “Round Up for Conservation” by rounding up purchases at the Zoo to the next dollar amount. These collective donations support the Zoo’s overall conservation initiatives.

 

 

 

“ROUND UP" FOR CONSERVATION

       We’re wild about conservation at the OKC Zoo, and now guests can do their part to support the Zoo’s conservation efforts. How can you help? It’s easy!

       With each purchase you make at the Zoo, you can choose to Round Up for Conservation! Simply tell the cashier that you want to "round up" the amount of your purchase to the next dollar and your donation will go toward one of the Zoo’s conservation initiatives.

       Since inception of the program in 2011, guests have contributed $25,000 to Zoo conservation efforts.

       The Zoo is dedicated to the preservation of the Earth's natural resources and committed to supporting imperiled species, habitats and their surrounding communities through conservation, research and education. To meet this mission, the Zoo supports numerous local, national and international conservation projects.

 “The Oklahoma City Zoo is dedicated to our community and to bettering the world for all living creatures worldwide. The Round Up for Conservation program is a great way to affect change through a seemingly small show of generosity.”

-- Dwight Lawson, OKC Zoo executive director

 

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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!