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OKC Zoo Celebrates World Rhino Day - 2013

Posted by Candice Rennels on 09/18/2013

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                   September 18, 2013


Candice Rennels – (405) 425-0298, office / (405) 412-6172, cell or [email protected]

Tara Henson – (405) 425-0219, office / (405) 919-9038, cell or [email protected]



 WHEN:          Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Oklahoma City Zoo


The fate of five rhino species depends on us. Join the Oklahoma City Zoo on Sunday, September 22, as we celebrate World Rhino Day. While awareness is being raised globally, act locally and visit the Zoo in support of these endangered giants. The Zoo will host special keeper connections, animal enrichment and a children’s craft activity during the day. All free with Zoo admission. On Sunday, with each purchase you make at the Zoo from admission to cotton candy, you can “Round Up for Conservation” and the funds raised will go directly to the International Rhino Foundation. Help us raise $500 or more for the five species remaining in the wild (black; white; Indian rhinoceros, or greater one horned; Sumatran; and Javan). The Zoo is home to two black and two Indian rhinos. This Sunday, you can meet the people who care for these amazing animals, and learn more about the threats to their survival and why conservation efforts are so critical. To learn more about World Rhino Day, visit


  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:  Craft station inside the pachyderm building
  • 11 a.m.:  Keeper Connection (Indian rhino yard)
  • 3 p.m.:   Keeper Connection (black rhino yard)

As part of the Zoo’s Conservation Action Now (CAN) initiatives, the Zoo is dedicated to supporting rhino conservation both locally and globally. To see one of our own team members in action, check out this blog at Together, we CAN make a difference.

Located in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District, the Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with exhibit buildings closing at 4:45 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages three to 11 and seniors age 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Are you a Zoo fan?  Find us at and @okczoo. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit




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