Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
Click on the news releases below to read about the latest OKC Zoo happenings.
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.
Celebrate at the Zoo as our little Malee turns two! The Oklahoma City Zoo invites everyone to Malee’s Second Birthday Bash on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Party with us from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with cake for thousands, party favors for guests and our elephants, and more! The first 5,000 guests will receive a pair of commemorative birthday elephant ears courtesy of News9 and the Zoo.
Oklahoma City Zoo officials are sad to announce the recent deaths of three animals due to age-related illnesses. Sable antelopes, Lulu and Roxie, were euthanized on Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, respectively. African cheetah, Tabia, was euthanized Saturday, March 23, 2013.
The nutty tale of three chipmunks and their zoo adventures will come to life for hundreds of preschoolers and guests during Read Across Oklahoma, an annual reading-focused event happening at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
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!