Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
Click on the news releases below to read about the latest OKC Zoo happenings.
The Oklahoma City Zoo's new male Indian rhinoceros calf, born Saturday, June 21, needs a name! In response, the Zoo and NewsOk.com are giving Oklahomans the chance to vote on a name for the precious pachyderm.
It’s not a mystery who made history. Today, June 25, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., the millionth guest came through the Zoo’s turnstiles setting a record for the Zoo during a fiscal year and during its 110th birthday year. Megan Tracy, and her two sons, Caden, 6, and Cason, 3, drove two hours from Hobart and became the Zoo’s “one in a million.” They received a surprise safari adventure worth a million good memories from the Zoo and Oklahoma Zoological Society, including a 5-year, ZooFriends’ membership,
It’s a rhino! It’s a boy rhino! Niki, the Zoo’s 7-year-old female, greater one-horned Indian rhinoceros gave birth at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. Mom Niki came to the Zoo in 2009 from the Bronx Zoo and father Chandra, 28, has been at the Zoo since 1990. The new male calf is the first offspring for Niki and the fourth Indian rhino born at the Zoo since the Zoo added the species in 1981.
Are you the Zoo’s one in a million? It’s a million visitors or bust for the Oklahoma City Zoo, which hopes to welcome its millionth visitor through the turnstiles before June 30, 2014. The Zoo is within thousands of reaching one million visitors for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, a first in Zoo history. Not to mention, setting this attendance record during the Zoo’s 110th birthday year would be icing on the cake!
The Oklahoma City Zoo has been nominated for "Best U.S. Zoo" and the public is invited to vote through May 19, 2014, at noon. One vote may be cast per day via the Zoo’s website at www.okczoo.com or www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-us-zoo.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is excited to announce the arrival of three red river hog piglets, born on April 29, 2014.
Co-founders of Wildlife SOS, will present “Saving Wildlife in India, Some Conservation Success Stories” at the OKC Zoo as part of a nationwide tour of zoos across the United States accredited through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The Oklahoma City Zoological Trust is proud to announce Dwight Lawson, PhD, as the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Executive Director/CEO.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper announce the winners of the 2014 Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest. The Zoo received almost 1,500 entries from students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, representing 84 schools and home schools across 44 Oklahoma towns/cities.
Kyah, a 6-month-old female giraffe born at the Oklahoma City Zoo on September 26, 2013, died April 8, 2014, when attempts to repair what Zoo animal care staff and a team of veterinarians at Oklahoma State University believed was a persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) were unsuccessful.
The Oklahoma City Zoo will host its annual HOPabaloo “egg”stravaganza with an assortment of family friendly activities on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
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.