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OKC Zoo News Releases

OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCE WORLD ELEPHANT DAY ACTIVITIES HAPPENING AUG. 11

WHAT: 

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating World Elephant Day on Sunday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by Bob Moore Subaru, Zoo guests are invited come together for elephants and enjoy a day of fun and learning with games, crafts, bio-facts and other activities on-site at the Zoo’s Sanctuary Asia elephant habitat and entry plaza. This global event brings attention to how individuals can help conserve and protect these beloved animals, particularly Asian elephants. At Sanctuary Asia, Zoo guests can play conservation games for chances to win sweet treats, made by companies observing sustainable palm oil practices, complete an elephant “fun fact” activity card for a chance to get a “TONS OF LOVE” temporary tattoo, and design a conservation flag. In the entry plaza, guests can pledge their support and sign their names to a banner that will be given to the elephants during a special 2 p.m. presentation at the elephant pavilion in Sanctuary Asia. All World Elephant Day events are free with Zoo admission.

 

Also on Sunday, August 11, Empire Slice House, located in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, is donating a portion of sales to the International Elephant Foundation – specifically to help fund EEHV prevention and treatment in Asian elephant native range countries. Additionally, the first 100 patrons to dine-in at Empire Slice House will receive a voucher good for one small bag of OKC Zoo Poo, redeemable at the Guest Services office in the Zoo’s entry plaza. The ZOObaru will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plus, the OKC Zoo elephant team will assist the Empire Slice team as they unveil their new Ellie elephant mascot at 6:30 p.m. All-new Conservation wristbands featuring a limited-edition elephant design will be available at the Empire for Elephants event, World Elephant Day event and are now available for purchase at multiple locations at the Zoo for $2. Proceeds support the Zoo’s conservation initiatives through Round Up for Conservation.

 

WHEN: 

OKC Zoo

Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Empire Slice House

OKC Zoo On-Site: Sunday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


WHERE: 

Oklahoma City Zoo

Sanctuary Asia and Entry Plaza

2000 Remington Place

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

 

Empire Slice House

1804 NW 16th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

 

Join the herd and show your #TONSoflove for Asian elephants! 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 FacebookTwitter 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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WHAT: 

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating World Elephant Day on Sunday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by Bob Moore Subaru, Zoo guests are invited come together for elephants and enjoy a day of fun and learning with games, crafts, bio-facts and other activities on-site at the Zoo’s Sanctuary Asia elephant habitat and entry plaza. This global event brings attention to how individuals can help conserve and protect these beloved animals, particularly Asian elephants. At Sanctuary Asia, Zoo guests can play conservation games for chances to win sweet treats, made by companies observing sustainable palm oil practices, complete an elephant “fun fact” activity card for a chance to get a “TONS OF LOVE” temporary tattoo, and design a conservation flag. In the entry plaza, guests can pledge their support and sign their names to a banner that will be given to the elephants during a special 2 p.m. presentation at the elephant pavilion in Sanctuary Asia. All World Elephant Day events are free with Zoo admission.

Also on Sunday, August 11, Empire Slice House, located in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, is donating a portion of sales to the International Elephant Foundation – specifically to help fund EEHV prevention and treatment in Asian elephant native range countries. Additionally, the first 100 patrons to dine-in at Empire Slice House will receive a voucher good for one small bag of OKC Zoo Poo, redeemable at the Guest Services office in the Zoo’s entry plaza. The ZOObaru will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plus, the OKC Zoo elephant team will assist the Empire Slice team as they unveil their new Ellie elephant mascot at 6:30 p.m. All-new Conservation wristbands featuring a limited-edition elephant design will be available at the Empire for Elephants event, World Elephant Day event and are now available for purchase at multiple locations at the Zoo for $2. Proceeds support the Zoo’s conservation initiatives through Round Up for Conservation.

WHEN: 

OKC Zoo
Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Empire Slice House
OKC Zoo On-Site: Sunday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: 

Oklahoma City Zoo
Sanctuary Asia and Entry Plaza
2000 Remington Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Empire Slice House
1804 NW 16th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Join the herd and show your #TONSoflove for Asian elephants! 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 FacebookTwitter 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: For media associated with this event, click here.

 

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