Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
Click on the news releases below to read about the latest OKC Zoo happenings.
The Oklahoma City Zoo invites you to help save gorillas by donating old or used cell phones to the Give for Gorillas Cell Phone Challenge. The group or individual collecting the most phones will win a prize package from the Zoo!
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper invite Oklahoma students to participate in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest for a chance to win cash prizes and have their design displayed on a Dr Pepper machine at the Zoo.
OKC Zoo Interim Director, Alan Varsik, one of first attendees to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) launch of its Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP).
Cupid delivered a heartfelt gift when Leom was born on February 14, 2013. Now, he’s turning one! Join the Zoo as we shower little Leom with love and affection during a special first birthday celebration at Great EscApe.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is hosting a special Safari Day Camp to help address school closings due to snow and ice conditions.
Will and Wiley, the Zoo’s beloved grizzly bear brothers, will make their annual Groundhog Day prediction from their home at Oklahoma Trails on Sunday, February 2, 2014, from 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Looking for a little adventure in your life? Consider working part-time at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. The Zoo is now accepting applications for part-time employment opportunities for its upcoming season.
The OKC Zoo recently announced the 2013 Ralph D. Harris Employee of the Year and five employees celebrating 30 years of service.
Marsha, a 32-year-old female black rhinoceros, died during a medical exam Sunday morning, January 19, 2014, at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
The Oklahoma City Zoological Trust appointed Alan Varsik as interim executive director of the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is celebrating 30 sweet years of Haunt the Zoo for Halloween. For the past three decades, the Zoo’s premiere trick-or-treating event, Haunt the Zoo, has been sharing the magic of Halloween and millions of pieces of candy with thousands of Oklahomans. Presented by the Children’s Hospital Volunteers and Kohl’s Cares, the tradition of Haunt the Zoo continues and runs Saturday, October 26, through Thursday, October 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly, rain or shine.
The baby boom continues at the Oklahoma City Zoo! On July 20, the births of three red panda cubs began what became a shower of summer and fall baby announcements: a female giraffe, two male and two female red river hogs, and elephant Asha’s new delivery expected in December 2014.
The OKC Zoo and Botanical Garden is saying goodbye to Executive Director/CEO Dwight Scott. Effective December 2013, Scott will become director of the San Diego Zoo.
Oh, baby! The pitter patter of tiny hooves just got louder at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. Four red river hog piglets, born Wednesday morning, October 2, are the newest additions to the Zoo’s Hoofstock area and neighbors to the infant giraffe born two weeks ago.
We’re expecting a big delivery at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden! Ultrasound images and blood hormone analysis have confirmed that the Zoo’s 18-year-old Asian elephant, Asha, is seven months pregnant. Average gestation for elephants is 22 months, making her due date sometime in December 2014.
Fall isn’t the only thing that has just arrived. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating its own special fall delivery—a female giraffe born Thursday evening, September 26, 2013!
Costume Swap, Pumpkin Drive, educational classes, Haunt the Zoo for Halloween…so much fun at the Zoo this fall!