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OKC ZOO HOSTS VALENTINE-THEMED ANIMAL ENRICHMENT EVENT

WHAT:
What do you give an elephant for Valentine’s Day?
Find out this Saturday, February 9, as the Oklahoma City Zoo hosts a special valentine-themed enrichment activity for select Zoo animals. Watch as your favorite animals receive special enrichment treats and toys created by their caretakers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We love our animal family and take pride in enriching their lives each and every day. These animal-approved valentines encourage natural behaviors and provide new stimuli for our animals to enjoy. This event is free with Zoo admission. Handouts with the day’s enrichment schedule will be available at the Zoo’s Guest Services and ZOOfriends offices in the entry plaza. The schedule will also be available on the Zoo’s website and Facebook page.

WHEN: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE: 
Various locations throughout the Zoo (see schedule below). 

Valentine’s Day Enrichment Schedule:
10-10:30 a.m.:                   New gal goat group and Koi fish (Children’s Zoo)

10:45-11:15 a.m.:             Galapagos tortoise (Inside Island Life)

11:30 a.m. – noon:          Western lowland gorillas and orangutans (Great EscApe)

12:15-12:45 p.m.:            California sea lions (Sea lion habitat) and Stingrays (Stingray Bay)

1-1:30 p.m.:                       Asian elephants and Indian rhino (Sanctuary Asia)

1:45-2:15 p.m.:                 African painted dogs (by the Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital)

Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Oklahoma City Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay connected with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. To learn more about other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  Media should check in at the Guest Relations office upon arrival on Saturday. For photos/video associated with this event, click here.

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