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OKC Zoo News Releases

UNEXPECTED, ECO-FRIENDLY AND FUN – CHECK OUT OKC ZOO’S 2019 GIFT GUIDE

Go WILD this holiday season with an unforgettable gift from the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. With stocking stuffers starting at $2, gifts from the Zoo are available at all price levels and prove that going the extra mile to show someone you care doesn’t have to break the bank.

THOUGHTFUL GIFTS FOR MOM

Candle Garden Pot - From candle to flower garden, after the wax is burned through, this turns into a beautiful planter. Each candle garden includes a seed disc. $29.99

Sustainable Fashion - Using an innovative new technology, each Kastlfel t-shirt diverts 6.5 water bottles from landfills by turning them into fabric. Two unique OKC Zoo designs are available in sizes from XS to XXL. $34.99

S’well Beverage Bottles - Vacuum-sealed and available in over 20 different styles, S’well bottles keep beverages cool for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12! S’well bottles are available in two sizes: 17-ounces ($31.49) and 25-ounces ($34.99).

PRACTICAL PRESENTS FOR DAD

Gorilla Mug – Dad will love this macho black and white gorilla mug that he can use year-round at the breakfast table or at work! $12.99

Conservation Coffee – Experience a taste of Uganda and help save mountain gorillas there with Gorilla Conservation Coffee from the Safari Gift Shop. $19.99-$24.99

OKC Zoo Reusable Nalgene Bottle - These 32-ounce reusable Nalgene bottles are available in three colors, feature the OKC Zoo logo and three animal species (giraffe, lion, bear). $19.99

ENRICHING GIFTS FOR KIDS

“Good Night” Book – Choose between three “Good Night” books or get the whole series! $9.95/each

KidzLabs “Break Your Own” Geode and Crystal Rock Kit – Tap it with a hammer and see the beautiful crystals inside, add a rock dig kit for even more crystals. KidzLabs Crystal Mining Kit: $19.99 Geodes: $3.99-$5.99

Animal Rescue Kit and Plush Bundle – Aspiring veterinarians will love this kit full of tools to keep your animal safe and healthy. Each kit comes with your choice of one of 30 animal plush options. $29.99

 “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” Book and Singing Hippo Plush – Celebrate the OKC Zoo’s connection to the iconic holiday tune “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” with a book inspired by the Gayla Peevey hit song. Pair the book with a matching sing-along plush hippo! Book: $17.99 Hippo: $24.99

Animal Plush – With over 30 options to choose from, make Christmas extra special with their favorite animal plush from the Zoo! $19.99

FUN STOCKING STUFFERS

OKC Zoo Poo Compost – It may not be coal, but this is a perfect stocking stuffer for the lil stinker in your life. This compost is processed using droppings from animals at the OKC Zoo! $3.99

Conservation Wristbands - Collect them all! The Zoo's collectable, conservation wristbands benefit the Zoo's local and global conservation efforts! $2/each (100 percent goes to Round Up for Conservation)

Giraffe/Bear/Coyote “Poop” (Chocolate Covered Peanuts) – It’s chocolate. On peanuts. Looks like poop. Tastes delicious. Get a laugh on Christmas morning. $4.99

U-Konserve Stainless Steel Reusable Straw and Brush - Shine with each slurp! Throw a stainless steel straw in your car and say “no plastic straw for me” when ordering your morning cold brew or afternoon soda. Each U-Konserve straw includes a cleaning brush. $7.99

Eco Plush – These adorable Eco Pals Plastic-Conscious Plush contain no plastic and the fill used inside is made from 100 percent recycled materials. $12.99

OKC Zoo Snow Globe – With an assortment of animals and a variety of ornament sizes, liven up your stocking with an OKC Zoo branded snow globe. $12.99-$15.99

ART GONE WILD

Put your passion for animals on full display with a one-of-a-kind piece of art painted by the OKC Zoo’s wildly talented animal artists. As part of the Zoo’s enrichment program, many animals paint during enrichment sessions with assistance from their caregivers. Find the masterpiece that’s right for you by visiting the Zoo’s Guest Services office. Proceeds from all paintings support the Zoo’s conservation efforts. For more information, call (405) 425-0262.

BLACK FRIDAY: 25 PERCENT OFF EVERYTHING AT SAFARI GIFT SHOP

On Friday, November 29, take 25 percent off all non-clearance/sale items, at the Safari Gift Shop located in the Zoo’s entry plaza. The Safari Gift Shop offers something for everyone, including items that positively impact the planet, like artwork from Ocean Sole. These psychedelic pieces are made entirely from recycled flip-flops that have washed ashore from the oceans and waterways in Kenya. The Safari Gift Shop is also decked out educational toys, craft activities for your petite Picasso and the state’s largest collection of plush! From bedtime stories to coffee table toppers, the gift shop’s book collection has something for readers of all ages.

PLUS, ZOOfriends members save 25 percent throughout the month of December at the Safari Gift Shop. Also in December, enjoy free giftwrapping at Safari Gift Shop!

ZOOFRIENDS’ MERRY MEMBERSHIP BUNDLE

This holiday season, there’s no better gift than 12 months of fun at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden! Save $10 when your purchase ZOOfriends Merry Membership Bundle during November and December. You will receive everything you need for the perfect present–in addition to the year-long Family membership, the Merry Membership Bundle includes a stuffed animal plush, animal adoption certificate, and holiday card… all festively packaged and ready to gift! Plus, your purchase supports the OKC Zoo, its animals and conservation efforts. The Merry Membership Bundle is only available in-person at the ZOOfriends Membership Office located in the Zoo’s entry plaza. For questions, call (405) 425-0618.

Wishing you and yours a Holly Zoo-lly holiday season! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the 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 up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at ZOOfriends.org or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.

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