Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
Click on the news releases below to read about the latest OKC Zoo happenings.
Helping people. Saving gorillas. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Oklahoma Zoological Society will host representatives from The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International on Tuesday, October 23.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is proud to announce a new conservation initiative partnership with the Jatun Sacha (pronounced Jah-tomb Sah-chuh) Foundation in Ecuador, South America. A $20,000 donation has been awarded to assist in the building of a wildlife management center.
At the Oklahoma City Zoo, green is the new orange! The Zoo is hosting several SPOOKtacular Halloween events, all with local and global communities in mind, and packed full of fun for all ages.
Looking for a greener way to dress up for Halloween? It’s simple– swap costumes with a friend for something “new to you” at the Oklahoma City Zoo! To increase conservation awareness for local families, the Zoo is partnering with The National Costume Swap Day, Saturday, October 13, 2012.
June 6, 2012, was a night for the history books in Oklahoma City. Thousands of ecstatic fans celebrated as the Oklahoma City Thunder won its first Western Conference Championship all while Oklahoma City Zoo staffers quietly witnessed the eleventh red panda birth in the Zoo’s history.
Oklahoma City Zoo chimpanzees known nationally for their capacity to foster infant chimps have a new member in the troop. After being hand-raised at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida, seven-month-old Ruben arrived at the Oklahoma City Zoo on July 30, 2012.
The Oklahoma Zoological Society named 13 winners in the annual “Capture the Wild” Oklahoma City Zoo Photo Contest.
In keeping with its mission to boost conservation programs that benefit animals and plants both locally and around the world, the Oklahoma City Zoo has invited foremost authority, Dr. Ian Singleton, director of conservation at PanEco Foundation, to address the impending plight of orangutans in Sumatra, Indonesia.
989,622 spins of the turnstiles! The Oklahoma City Zoo sets an attendance record for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
With their paws, claws, noses and even lips; many of the animals at the Zoo have been creating new masterpieces for this year's Art Gone Wild art show.
We thank you, Oklahoma City Zoo supporters, for all you do! Tuesday, July 17, 2012 is Sales Tax Appreciation Day and admission is free for all guests!
Help save the worldwide population of rhinos with the simple roll of a bowling ball. Bowling for Rhinos is back!
I spy summer fun for everyone at the Oklahoma City Zoo!
It saddens Zoo officials to announce the death of Bom Bom, a Western lowland gorilla, on Monday, June 25, 2012.
South of the Red River a new home and a female companion await the Zoo's harpy eagle who will be relocating to Dallas Zoo at the end of June.
The ever popular Wild Tuesdays Story Time Safaris are back at the Zoo! Children will go to the ocean, the farm, the jungle and many magical places every Tuesday in June and July.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is sad to announce the death of our alligator snapping turtle. The well-liked turtle affectionately called Elvis by his caretakers died on May 17, 2012 after receiving treatment for a critical medical situation.