Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
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The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden announces the arrival of eight African wild dog pups born Sunday evening, October 4, 2015, to mom Xena.
SEATTLE—Woodland Park Zoo has transferred ownership of its Asian elephants to zoos in Oklahoma City and St. Louis.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is proud to announce the birth of an endangered okapi (pronounced oh-COP-ee) calf born at approximately 1:53 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015, in the Zoo’s okapi habitat.
Bogy, a 15-year-old male Rothschild’s giraffe, died at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden Saturday evening, October 24, 2015.
Halloween can be a bore. But no more! Come, experience trick-or-treating on the wild side! The Oklahoma City Zoo’s premiere Halloween event, Haunt the Zoo, has been a community favorite for over thirty years, combining the fun of traditional trick-or-treating with the uniqueness of the Zoo and millions of pieces of candy for thousands of Oklahomans. Presented by Wiggle Safe by Kohl’s Cares, Haunt the Zoo runs Monday, October 26, through Saturday, October 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly (rain
Fourteen-year-old Asian elephant, Kandula (KON'-DUL-UH), has departed the Smithsonian National Zoo for his new home at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.
A spunky ambassador for her species, 4-year-old Malee unexpectedly passed away on October 1. This day will offer the public an opportunity to remember the special life of Malee and the joy she brought all ages. These come-and-go activities are on Zoo grounds and Zoo admission is required.
Chomp & Stomp is the Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual Halloween animal enrichment full of flavorful fall treats and exhibit creations designed by zookeepers--all for the animals' enjoyment.
As the Oklahoma City Zoo staff continues to mourn today’s death of beloved 4-year-old, female Asian elephant, Malee, preliminary blood testing and necropsy (animal autopsy) results conducted by the Zoo’s veterinary care team are indicative of death due to infection of EEHV1 (elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus.)
It is with profound sadness that the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden reports the death of beloved 4-year-old, female Asian elephant, Malee. She died in the early morning hours on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
On the heels of announcing a second consecutive record attendance in a fiscal year, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has added a new layer to its leadership team. Barry Downer will serve as the new deputy director.
The Oklahoma City Zoo will host Dan Myburg, inspirational photographer and conservationist, as he presents his new book, “Circle of Life”. The book, complemented with poems written by his wife, Charmaine, visually captures the distinctive treasury of wildlife thriving and threatened near Botswana, South Africa.
At approximately 8:40 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at the Oklahoma City Zoo, a female Zoo keeper was stung by a cownose stingray at Stingray Bay during a routine animal care procedure where the animal was required to be out of the water.
Despite one of the rainiest springs on record, the OKC Zoo rebounded in June with 138,470 guests – an all-time record for the month. The Zoo ended its fiscal year (July 2014 through June 2015) with 1,046,074 guests – topping last fiscal year and setting an annual attendance record for the second consecutive year.
From gorillas to giraffes and stingrays to sea lions, art is created using a wild palette at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The Zoo will be hosting its sixth annual Art Gone Wild art show at the a.k.a. gallery (3001 Paseo) in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District from August 7-29, 2015.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the addition of Kirsty, a 14-year-old female chimpanzee, to the Zoo's 1,500-strong animal collection.