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Same Shells, New Digs: Galapagos Tortoise Habitat Under Construction at OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo’s Galapagos tortoises are getting a new, modern habitat located just inside the Zoo’s entrance! The approximately $700,000 expansion is under construction in the former Secret Garden area of the Children’s Zoo and should be complete by late summer. The new Galapagos tortoise habitat consists of one indoor and two outdoor spaces. The climate-controlled 900 sq. ft. indoor habitat consists of a nesting area, an indoor pool, natural substrate floors,... Read More
at Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Gone Fishin' - OKC Zoo Entry Plaza Now Home to Aquarium with Native Species

The Oklahoma City Zoo fish team is excited to announce that through a partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation  (ODWC), we now have more native fishes! Each year, the ODWC hosts the Wildlife Expo—a free event for everyone to learn more about Oklahoma’s native species. Many people would find it unbelievable, but their biologists created transportable aquariums so that they can bring live fish to the Expo. Our team had been planning on collecting... Read More
at Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Camel Rides Return to the OKC Zoo for Limited Time

After three decades, camel rides are back at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden! Guests visiting the OKC Zoo through Sunday, November 4, can enjoy a camel ride with Mongo or Captain Al, the dromedary camels located in the pachyderm habitat. The $6 tickets to ride may be purchased on-site at the camel habitat. Rides will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends (weather permitting) and children under 6 must be accompanied... Read More
at Friday, October 5, 2018
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Sanctuary Asia Preview: Indian Rhinos

Sanctuary Asia, opening soon at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, will create a vast, multipurpose environment where endangered animals from the Asian continent can thrive while receiving world-class animal care. Prior to the opening, we will periodically preview a species coming to the new habitat. We previously featured the  langurs ,  cassowaries ,  tanuki  (raccoon dogs) and Komodo dragons , now it's time to profile the Indian rhinoceros, also known... Read More
at Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Sanctuary Asia Preview - Komodo Dragons

Sanctuary Asia, opening soon at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, will create a vast, multipurpose environment where endangered animals from the Asian continent can thrive while receiving world-class animal care. Prior to the opening, we will periodically preview a species coming to the new habitat. We previously featured the  langurs , cassowaries , tanuki  (raccoon dogs), now it's time to profile the Komodo dragons! The Island Life habitat at the Oklahoma... Read More
at Friday, April 27, 2018
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Sanctuary Asia Preview: Meet the Langurs

Sanctuary Asia, opening soon at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, will create a vast, multipurpose environment where endangered animals from the Asian continent can thrive while receiving world-class animal care. Prior to the opening, we will periodically preview a new species or feature coming to the habitat. We previously profiled the cassowary and tanuki (raccoon dogs), now it's time to meet the Francois' langur, also known as the Tonkin leaf monkey. The Zoo... Read More
at Monday, March 26, 2018
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Sanctuary Asia Preview: Meet the Cassowaries

Sanctuary Asia , opening soon at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, will create a vast, multipurpose environment where endangered animals from the Asian continent can thrive while receiving world-class zoological animal care. Prior to the opening, we will periodically preview a new species or feature coming to the habitat. First up: the cassowary! Native to New Guinea and parts of northeastern Australia, cassowaries are large, flightless birds related to emus and ostriches that can... Read More
at Monday, January 1, 2018
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Zoo Detective Series: The “Boys” Who Built the Zoo

You’re a nature-lover, right? Then maybe you have camped on the Native American ground that shares a connection to the Oklahoma City Zoo. It’s the Osage Hills State Park, near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. How are the zoo and the park related, you ask? It’s a story that goes back 85 years, like this… The 1930s Backstory : During the Great Depression, the men of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) lived and worked on Zoo property from 1933-1937. The government paid... Read More
at Monday, October 2, 2017
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New Herpetarium Exhibits Promise Tropical Temps

New Digs and New Faces: Winter News from the Reptile and Amphibian Department While this time of year may have you reluctant to visit the zoo because of the colder weather, the warm and toasty environments of the Herpetarium, Island life, and Big Rivers buildings will encourage you to learn about and observe all of our cold-blooded and unique animal residents within. You’ve probably seen many changes to both our Herpetarium building and our animal collection over the past few months.... Read More
at Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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