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Make the OKC Zoo Part of Your Holiday Experience


Wild Wish Tree

Become a secret Santa for your favorite animals at the Zoo! With the Wild Wish Tree, animal lovers and Zoo fans have an opportunity to donate gift to Oklahoma City Zoo animals. Located in the ZooFriends' office in the Global Plaza, the Wild Wish Tree is decorated from top to bottom with ornaments bearing descriptions of enrichment items for Zoo animals. Diverse in size, shape and cost, each wish list item has been selected to generate the interest, curiosity, plan and enjoyment of particular animals or species.

To select a Wild Wish item from the tree, you may visit the ZooFriends' office daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  After purchasing the item, you may bring your gift back to the ZooFriends office from December 1 through 31. Or, you may purchase "Wild Wish" gifts online through and the item will be shipped automatically to the Zoo.

For the direct Wild Wish List Amazon link, click here.


Deck The Zoo

From December 1-24, get creative and bring an edible wildlife ornament (made from items such as bagels, fruits, pine cones, seeds, popcorn, peanut butter, honey, etc.) to the Zoo and receive admission for only $1 ! Your tasty treat will be displayed with some of the Zoo's plant life in the Global Plaza and used to nurture and enrich the Zoo's native animals. One ornament for the animals will be accepted per person. Not valid with any other discount or promotion.



Zoo Gifts for You!

ZooFriends' Membership Specials

Just in time for the holiday season, ZooFriends has some wild gift ideas for everyone on your list!

  • Renew before January and save! Receive $5 off any new, renewal or gift membership purchased now through December 31 (excludes Junior and Adult membership levels). Contact the ZooFriends' office at (405) 425-0618 for information.
  •  Go wild and adopt an alligator, chimpanzee or sea lion for the animal lover on your list. Net proceeds benefit the health and enrichment needs of all animals at the Zoo. You will receive a plush stuffed animal, adoption certificate, fact sheet and name recognition on Zoo grounds for the 2013 season.
  • ZooFriends can shop ‘til they drop with a 25 percent discount at the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop from December 1 through December 31. This discount only applies to non-sale items.

Safari Gift Shop 

Now through December 24, the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop in the Global Plaza has all the holiday gift items you need, from children’s books, stuffed animals and home décor to one-of-a-kind “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” t-shirts and gift items. Of course, convenient gift cards are available to save time and simplify holiday shopping. ZooFriends members will receive a 25 percent discount through December 31.


Behind The Scenes Gift Certificates

A Behind The Scenes gift certificate is your chance to give a once-in-a-lifetime experience this holiday season to a friend or family member (ages 14 and older). Recipients will get the opportunity to spend a morning with our amazing zoo keepers as they care for, train and enrich their animals, and share valuable wildlife information. Recipients may choose one of ten animal areas, which includes Saturdays from February through April, and Sundays from May through October. Spaces are limited so pre-registration is required. Gift certificates are $100 for ZooFriends and $120 for non-members. Groups up to eight are $250. For more information, call (405) 425-0262 or visit

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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!