Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
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Oklahoma City, OK – Today, the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Oklahoma Zoological Society broke ground on the new Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The $9 million veterinary hospital will educate Zoo visitors on the health and welfare of the animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
The Oklahoma Zoological Society and the Oklahoma City Zoo will officially break ground on the new Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital at the Oklahoma City Zoo Friday, March 29, 2013, at 9 a.m.
There is a new king in town! The Oklahoma City Zoo announces the addition of African lion, Hubert, now nineteen months old, who joined the Zoo in late 2012.
The Oklahoma City Zoo will host its annual Easter brunch and HOPabaloo activities on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
The infant, male gorilla born on Valentine’s Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo has been named Leom (pronounced LEE-UM).
Bring on the fun! Spring Break happenings at the Zoo!
With crayons, colored pencils, markers or paints in hand encourage your young artist to dive into the Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest for a chance to win $500 in tuition.
Oklahoma City Zoo officials are sad to announce the death of a treasured Western lowland gorilla. Kathy, 50, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, February 19, 2013. A necropsy, animal autopsy, is being performed and results are pending.
Cupid and the stork conspired and sent a special delivery to the Oklahoma City Zoo on Valentine’s Day.
A new exhibit, In Feathered Detail: The Art of George Miksch Sutton, debuts Monday, February 18, at the ZooZeum, Oklahoma City Zoo’s historical museum and gallery. This exhibit showcases the talents of world-renowned ornithologist George Miksch Sutton. Sutton, who died in 1982 at the age of 84, was an acclaimed bird artist, researcher, author, scientist and teacher whose life’s works are still influencing bird enthusiasts today.
The Oklahoma City Zoo experienced another memorable year with tangible growth, both among its animal residents and in number of people served and impacted from events and educational programs.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden proudly announces Nick Newby, pachyderm supervisor, as the 2012 Ralph D. Harris Employee of the Year.
The Zoo’s grizzly bears, Will and Wiley, will be making their annual Groundhog Day prediction from their home at Oklahoma Trails.
Stop circling the parking lot and waiting in long lines, the Oklahoma City Zoo is your one-stop holiday shopping headquarters.
When you visit the Oklahoma City Zoo, you are most likely coming to see the exotic animals and beautiful landscape. You probably aren’t thinking of the health benefit you are receiving. And that’s exactly the reason ZooTroop, the Oklahoma Zoological Society’s young professional group, recently unveiled nine newly mapped walking trails.
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.