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UPDATE: Tiger incident at OKC Zoo on Thursday, April 30

UPDATE: Tiger incident at OKC Zoo on Thursday, April 30
DETAILS: Oklahoma City Zoo staff have evaluated the Sumatran tiger enclosure at Cat Forest and reviewed the incident of Thursday, April 30, 2015.

OKC ZOO STAFF RESPONDS TO TIGER INCIDENT - 4 15

At approximately 1:38 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Oklahoma City Zoo, a four-year-old, female Sumatran tiger was spotted in an enclosed space between two exhibits of the Cat Forest habitat.

Peanut Butter Balls a Hit for Woodland Park Zoo Elephants at San Diego Zoo

SEATTLE - Woodland Park Zoo’s female Asian elephants Bamboo and Chai are indulging in peanut butter balls and fruitsicles at their temporary home at San Diego Zoo.

OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES BIRTHS OF RED RIVER HOG PIGLETS - 2015

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is squealing in excitement and announcing the arrival of five red river hog piglets, born on April 6, 2015.

WOODLAND PARK ZOO ELEPHANTS CONTINUE TO DO WELL AT SAN DIEGO ZOO

SEATTLE - Woodland Park Zoo’s female Asian elephants, Bamboo and Chai, continue to do well at San Diego Zoo.

OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO CELEBRATES EARTH DAY PARTY

What better place to celebrate Earth Day than the Oklahoma City Zoo? The public is invited to the Zoo’s Party for the Planet™, family-fun Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WOODLAND PARK ZOO ELEPHANTS RESTING AT SAN DIEGO ZOO

SEATTLE - Woodland Park Zoo’s female Asian elephants, Bamboo and Chai, spent the weekend at San Diego Zoo after their trip to Oklahoma City Zoo was rerouted due to a storm in Colorado and Wyoming that was expected to increase in severity. The pair continues to rest in comfort.

INCLEMENT WEATHER REROUTES WOODLAND PARK ZOO ELEPHANTS

Two days ago, Woodland Park Zoo’s female Asian elephants, Bamboo and Chai, departed on a custom-built elephant transport vehicle for their new home at Oklahoma City Zoo. The caravan had to change their route in Salt Lake City due to a storm in Colorado and Wyoming that was expected to increase in severity. Because the reroute would have extended the trip a day longer, a decision was made for veterinary precautions to go to San Diego Zoo and allow the elephants to rest.

OKC ZOO PLANNING FOURTH BIRTHDAY BASH FOR YOUNG ELEPHANT, MALEE - 2015

The Oklahoma City Zoo invites the public to celebrate Malee’s Fourth Birthday Bash on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 1 - 3 p.m. with cake for thousands, party favors for guests and elephants, and more!

ELEPHANTS, BAMBOO AND CHAI, ARE ON THE ROAD TO OKLAHOMA CITY

A new chapter began for female Asian elephants Bamboo and Chai when they stepped into elephant-sized travel crates, were loaded on the flatbed truck, and left Woodland Park Zoo for their new home at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The truck pulled out at 6:15 p.m. PST today, April 15.

OKC ZOO HOSTS CHILDREN’S LITERACY EVENT, READ ACROSS OKLAHOMA - 2015

The pages of a popular children's book will come to life for hundreds of preschoolers during Read Across Oklahoma at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO WELCOMES FIRST BABY OF 2015: Western Lowland Gorilla

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating great news in a small package! A Western lowland gorilla was born at the Zoo on Tuesday, March 24, at 10:33 a.m. at Great EscApe to mom Emily, 29. This birth is the fifth for Emily and the second offspring for dad Togo, 27, since he arrived from the Como Park Zoo in 2012. The sex of the infant is unknown.

TWO ASIAN ELEPHANTS JOIN OKC ZOO ELEPHANT HERD FAMILY - 2015

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will welcome two big arrivals this spring, between late March and mid-April. Female Asian elephants Bamboo, age 48, and Chai (pronounced chy), age 36, will join the five-member elephant herd family.

OKC ZOO AND DR PEPPER HOST 11th ANNUAL STUDENT ART CONTEST - 2015

Let your creativity run wild! The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper invite Oklahoma students to participate in the 11th annual Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest for a chance to win Visa gift cards and art supplies, and have their illustration become the cover of a Dr Pepper machine at the Zoo.

OKC ZOO HOSTS ANNUAL GROUNDHOG DAY FEATURING POPULAR WEATHER-PREDICTING GRIZZLIES

Will and Wiley, the Zoo's beloved grizzly bear brothers, will make their annual Groundhog Day prediction from their home at Oklahoma Trails.

OKC ZOO CELEBRATES MILESTONE BIRTHDAY FOR SILVERBACK GORILLA, LOCAL BAKERY GIVES BACK - 2015

He may have some silver hair, but he’s proving to be young-at-heart! Western lowland, silverback gorilla, Tatu (TATTOO), one of the Zoo’s most beloved male gorillas, will celebrate his 40th birthday this month and we are ready to party!


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