Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
Click on the news releases below to read about the latest OKC Zoo happenings.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has been granted accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The accreditation certifies that the Zoo has met or exceeded the AZA’s standards for animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety.
To increase conservation awareness for local families, the Zoo is hosting its second annual Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The public is invited to donate gently used Halloween costumes and receive tickets to swap for different ones.
The fate of five rhino species depends on us. Join the Oklahoma City Zoo on Sunday, September 22, as we celebrate World Rhino Day. The Zoo will host special keeper connections, animal enrichment and a children’s craft activity during the day. All free with Zoo admission.
The Oklahoma Zoological Society named 13 winners in the annual Capture the Wild Oklahoma City Zoo Photo Contest.
The OKC Zoo's popular Nature Explorers preschool program has added a second class for the 2013-2014 school year due to increased interest.
Leo, a 7-year-old harbor seal, died after dental surgery Wednesday afternoon, September 4, at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Swaptember, Septemberfest, Teacher Sneak Peek, stingrays, sleepovers, corn maize and more! Look at everything happening this fall at the OKC Zoo.
Rhino Renoirs, python Picassos, okapi O’Keeffes…our artists use tails, claws, paws, snouts and more to create their masterpieces! The Oklahoma City Zoo will host its fourth annual Art Gone Wild: Paintings by OKC Zoo Animals art show at In Your Eye Gallery, 3005A Paseo, Oklahoma City, 73103, in the Historic Paseo Arts District. An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 2, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. coinciding with the Paseo Arts District’s First Fridays.
Enter your "Get Your Wave On" Stingray Bay video(s) for your chance to win weekly drawings and the ultimate grand prize of $1,000 Visa gift card.
Oklahoma City Zoo guests will be all smiles as they connect first hand with stingrays with the much anticipated opening of Stingray Bay on Monday, July 15, 2013.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1/8 of a cent dedicated sales tax being passed by Oklahoma City citizens for the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and in recognition, the Zoo is offering free admission to all on July 17.
Help save wild rhinoceros populations with the roll of a bowling ball! The Oklahoma City Zoo’s chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will host the 19th annual Bowling for Rhinos on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Red Dirt scheduled at The Zoo Amphitheatre for Saturday, June 1, is moving to Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Celebrating Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 17, 2013, the Zoo's Educational Department will present the past, present and future of endangered plants and animals. Activity stations for all ages will be at various plant and animal exhibits through the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Zoo is also hosting a free viewing of a documentary titled, "Where Did the Horny Toad Go?" on Saturday, May 25, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Doors open and activities begin at 6 p.m.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper are excited to announce the winners of the Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest. Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade had the opportunity to enter the contest from February 18 through March 29, 2013.
The Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual Party for the Planet™ promises to be a family-fun celebration of Earth Day, emphasizing ways to care for and preserve our amazing planet. The event will be Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thousands of fourth and fifth grade students from across the state will be attending ScienceFest, Oklahoma’s largest Earth Day event, at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Thursday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open enrollment for the Oklahoma City Zoo's popular Nature Explorers' preschool program begins Monday, April 15, 2013, for the next school season.