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:
1. Visit the ZooFriends' office daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to select your ornament. After purchasing the item, you may bring your gift back to the ZooFriends office through December 31.
2. Purchase "Wild Wish" gifts online through the www.amazon.com Wish List section (type in Oklahoma City Zoo in the search field), and the item will be shipped automatically to the Zoo.
3. Look for the holiday tree poster (shown above) on Zoo grounds to scan the QR code(s) to be linked directly to your preferred animal wish list on Amazon.com.
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!
- 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 a Zoo animal 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 2015 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
The Oklahoma City Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop offers a one-stop shop experience for all holiday gift buying--from A to Zebra! Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Global Plaza, the Safari Gift Shop features a unique selection of merchandise--from original artwork, children’s books and games, plush animals and collectibles. Locally designed and printed apparel options, such as tees and sweatshirts, have a unique feel of their own. Your loved ones can slip on a pair of giraffe gloves and children can zip into the wild side with new animal-inspired hoodies and sleepers. New home decor from Natural Life, a company that gives 10 percent of proceeds to several non-profits including nature education, also offers something for everyone. Zoo gift cards are also available and can be used for any need in the park. ZooFriends’ members receive a 25 percent discount through December 31.
Another unique gift idea! The Zoo’s original artwork, made by the Zoo’s resident animal artists with some help from their keepers, combines the worlds of animal creativity and conservation. Some animals use a paint brush while others choose to paint with their paws, claws, tails and scales. Artist animals include elephants, snakes, rhinoceros, flamingos, grizzly bears, fish and more! Each painting is unique, and each artist has his or her unique technique. All proceeds from Zoo animal artwork support Zoo conservation and enrichment programs. Click here to purchase one-of-a-kind paintings online, or call Guest Relations at (405)425-0262.