Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
Click on the news releases below to read about the latest OKC Zoo happenings.
The Zoo’s Behind the Scenes program offers participants a once in a lifetime opportunity. Experience a day like no other when you go behind "zoo" scenes to learn first hand about the Zoo's amazing animal collection from the people dedicated to caring for them.
Know any students wild about art? Then this is the contest for them. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper invite Oklahoma students in grades K-12 to participate in the eighth annual Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest. From February 20 through March 31, 2012, students may submit their artwork for a chance to win one of two $500 savings bonds courtesy of First Security Bank and have their design placed on one of two Dr Pepper vending machines located on Zoo grounds.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has been nominated in 10Best.com’s 10Besties Readers’ Choice Travel Awards in the Best Zoos category, and we need votes to win bragging rights of #1 zoo in the nation.
Who needs a groundhog when the Oklahoma City Zoo has weather predicting grizzlies! The Zoo’s annual Groundhog Day tradition continues with help from grizzly bear brothers, Will and Wiley.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s hoof stock herds are growing with the arrival of an okapi born on November 13, 2011 and a giraffe born on January 17, 2012.
February happenings at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden proudly announces Amy Stephens, Naturalist Instructor Supervisor as the 2011 Ralph D. Harris Employee of the Year. The Employee of the Year award is selected each year by the Zoo’s Employee Recognition Committee and management staff.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden got a big, early Christmas gift this week. Rex the Asian elephant arrived on Tuesday, December 13 to join the zoo’s two adult female elephants Asha and Chandra and 8-month-old female Malee, bringing the zoo’s Asian elephant herd to four.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden sadly announces the death of Zephra, a 19-year-old Grevy’s zebra on Wednesday, November 23.
Rex, an Asian bull elephant, will be coming to the Zoo from Canada.
We are making history at the Oklahoma City Zoo as we celebrate the births of four rare Sumatran tiger cubs, the first-ever births of this species at the Zoo!
The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) is pleased to announce they will be receiving the Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift of $50,000 from the Fred Jones Family Foundation.
Three’s a charm as the Oklahoma City Zoo celebrates the birth of three red panda cubs!
Come meet our giraffes face-to-face!
OKLAHOMA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES ONE MILLION DOLLAR GIFT FROM KIRKPATRICK PHIILANTHROPIES - 2011
The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) is pleased to announce they have received a one million dollar donation from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Kirkpatrick Foundation Inc. Mr. Christian Keesee, Chairman of the Kirkpatrick Foundation and the President of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund announced the gift July 28 at the Oklahoma City Zoo’s Noble Aquatic Center.
Wild impressions with a flourish of fins, scales, claws, paws, and tails! It’s “Art Gone Wild: Paintings by OKC Zoo Animals 2011.” Join the Oklahoma City Zoo at the In Your Eye Gallery in the Historic Paseo Arts District for the second annual Art Gone Wild art show featuring works of art created by our own favorite furry, scaled and feathered friends! Each work of art has been made especially for the show by the Zoo’s resident animal artists, with some help from their keepers.
We’re feeling “foxy” at the Oklahoma City Zoo as we announce the birth of five bat-eared fox kits!
Does your little one love the Zoo? Enroll them in the Oklahoma City Zoo’s “Nature Explorers Preschool” program and watch their love for animals and nature grow.
30 Years of Birds, Education and More: OKC Zoo Curator Honored
Summer fun abounds at the Oklahoma City Zoo during our summer day camps! Camps are for children ages 4-15 years and offer a variety of activities including Zoo tours, up-close animal visits, crafts and games. Check out some of the “fun”-tastic camps coming your way: