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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 ANIMAL ARTISTS BACK FOR SHOW AND SALE - 2011

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.

BAT-EARED FOX KITS BORN AT OKC ZOO - 2011

We’re feeling “foxy” at the Oklahoma City Zoo as we announce the birth of five bat-eared fox kits!

OKC ZOO OFFERS NATURE EXPLORERS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM - 2011

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.

OKC ZOO HONORS CURATOR FOR 30 YEARS OF SERVICE - 2011

30 Years of Birds, Education and More: OKC Zoo Curator Honored

2011 Summer Camps Announced - 2011

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:

Baby Elephant and Mom Have Gift Registry at the OKC Zoo - 2011

You can help shower our baby elephant with love!

OKC ZOO OPENS BYRON AND PATRICIA GAMBULOS ZOOZEUM - 2011

We're celebrating the Zoo's history in style!

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!