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Official OKC Zoo Press Releases

Click on the news releases below to read about the latest OKC Zoo happenings.

OKC ZOO OPENS VOTING ON NEW ELEPHANT CALF NAME - 2011

The Oklahoma City Zoo's new elephant calf has arrived, and we need a name for this precious pachyderm!

ELEPHANT HABITAT DEBUTS AT THE OKC ZOO - 2011

The wait is over. The girls have returned. The Zoo is ready to share its new Elephant Habitat with you. On Friday, March 11 the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art elephant habitat.

ASSISTANT ZOO DIRECTOR NAMED AT OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO - 2011

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is proud to announce Alan Varsik as Assistant Zoo Director effective November 1, 2010. Mr. Varsik was previously the Assistant Zoo Director at the Santa Barbara Zoo in Santa Barbara, California

2010: A WILDLY FUN YEAR! - 2011

2010 WAS A “WILD”LY FUN YEAR AT THE OKC ZOO!


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A New Breath of Fresh Air: As of Nov. 1, 2007, state law prohibits smoking inside zoological parks. Please help us abide by this law by refraining from smoking within the Zoo. Thank you for maintaining a smoke-free environment for all living things!