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Posted by Candice Rennels on 06/20/2014

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                     June 20, 2014



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       Are you the Zoo’s one in a million? It’s a million visitors or bust for the Oklahoma City Zoo who hopes to welcome its millionth visitor through the turnstiles before June 30, 2014. The Zoo is within thousands of reaching one million visitors for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, a first in Zoo history. Not to mention, setting this attendance record during the Zoo’s 110th birthday year would be icing on the cake!

       Zoo fans, we call on you! Visit today, tomorrow and everyday before June 30 as the Zoo aims to hit one million. It’s a mystery who will be a part of history. It could be you.

       The Zoo has a million things to see and do. Enjoy some of our fan favorites during your next visit.

  • Make your way to Stingray Bay to touch and see stingrays up close.
  • Visit our world-class Elephant Habitat, home to our growing herd of Asian elephants. Don’t miss the free elephant presentations daily at 2 p.m.
  • Feed the tallest animals on Earth at the giraffe feeding platform.
  • Ooh and ahh while our California sea lions entertain you during regularly scheduled sea lion presentations.  
  • Monkey around on the Zoo’s playgrounds.
  • Reconnect with some of your favorite Zoo memories such as Monkey Island and Judy the elephant at the ZooZeum.
  • Catch a ride on the Endangered Species Carousel, Safari Voyage, Centennial Choo Choo or Safari Tram.
  • Stop and smell the roses. The Zoo is a fully accredited botanical garden and there is always something beautiful growing on the horizon.
  • Explore the wonders of nature through play in the Children’s Zoo.

       * Additional fees for rides and attractions such as Stingray Bay and giraffe feeding may apply.

       The rush is on for one million guests! Be a part of history at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The Zoo is a proud member of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Buildings close at 4:45 p.m. daily. The Zoo is open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays through August 30 with buildings closing at 7:45 p.m. Guests must exit grounds at closing time. Regular admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Become a Zoo fan at or follow us on Twitter @okczoo. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit








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