Official OKC Zoo Press Releases
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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.
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.