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GO WILD FOR GLOBAL RECYCLING TODAY AND EVERY DAY!

In celebration of Global Recycling Day which takes place annually on March 18th, we are encouraging our fans to go wild for recycling and taking steps to consume less to waste less. Below are some helpful tips for recycling. Remember, our choices matter today and every day. Recycling is the process of turning used materials into new products. Recycling is important because it reduces the amount of waste that is landfilled, reduces the amount of energy used to make new products, and reduces th... Read More
Posted by Candice Rennels

FROM TRUNK TO TAIL: LEARNING TO BE AN ELEPHANT CARETAKER

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo, the Elephant and Rhino team takes care of eight Asian elephants and three Indian rhinoceros. My name is Sarah, and I’m the newest Animal Caretaker on our ten-person team. This is my first time working with elephants, and there’s a lot to learn to ensure that the Zoo’s charismatic giants have world-class care and optimal wellbeing. Here, I’ll share with you how we clean, bathe, and train our elephants through daily care as well as some of ... Read More
Posted by Candice Rennels

“SHELL”ECT ADVANCES IN VETERINARY CARE, TREATMENT BENEFITS MS. B, ONE OF THE ZOO’S GALAPAGOS TORTOISES

Arthritis happens as we age and giant Galapagos tortoises are no exception! For animals known to live over 100 years old and weigh 215-415 lbs., they can definitely experience the pain of joint disease for many years or even decades. Managing that pain and discomfort in our animal patients is an integral part of clinical veterinary medicine. As a zoo veterinarian, this can be quite difficult, due to a lack of knowledge of how many medications work in different species with varying anatomy and... Read More
Posted by Candice Rennels

OKC Zoo Caretaker's Commitment to Cheetahs Extends Beyond the Sooner State to Somaliland

  Oklahoma City Zoo’s Assistant Curator of Carnivores, Shawn, recalls his recent travels to Africa to support cheetah conservation… Confiscated cheetah cub being cared for by CCF.   I had the privilege recently to help support one of the Oklahoma City Zoo’s conservation partners, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and travel to Somaliland, Africa to help in the care of wild cheetahs. I believe that when most people get into an animal caretaking career, they ha... Read More

OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES DEATH OF GERIATRIC MALE FISHING CAT, CHET

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden announces the death of one its fishing cat ambassadors, 14-year-old male, Chet, who was humanely euthanized on Thursday, February 9, at the Zoo’s Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital.  At 14, Chet was considered a geriatric animal and he was under veterinary care for age-related health issues. As Chet’s health continued to decline despite supportive treatments, the Zoo’s veterinary and carnivore care teams knew his quality of life ... Read More

REVERSE THE RED SUCCESS STORY: Gaining Ground for Guatemalan Wildlife and Wild Places

It’s #ReverseTheRedDay and to commemorate the significance of this global awareness day, the OKC Zoo is sharing this special blog highlighting the successful work being done by one of the Zoo’s conservation partners, the Foundation for the Conservation of Endangered Species of Guatemala (FUNDESGUA). What does it mean to “reverse the red”? The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity and provides information about range, pop... Read More

DISCOVER THE ZOOZEUM’S NEWEST EXHIBIT, COMMITMENT TO ADVANCING ANIMAL CARE

For decades, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has been dedicated and committed to not only inspiring conservationists but to the health and wellbeing of the animals in our care. Since 1904 when the OKC Zoo was known as the Wheeler Park Zoo, there have been incredible advancements in the way that zoos care for their animals. Long gone are the days when zoos would put emphasis on the entertainment of guests without much consideration for the animals’ wellbeing. Today, accredited... Read More

HAVE YOU HERD? COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH EFFORTS AT THE OKC ZOO ARE HELPING THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED ADDRA GAZELLE

Addra gazelle are the largest members of the gazelle family and range naturally around the Sahara Desert in northern Africa. Unfortunately, this desert-adapted species has disappeared from most of its natural range, and only a few hundred individuals exist now in isolated habitat fragments, making the addra gazelle critically endangered. To combat this problem, many members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are working together to build a successful addra gazelle Species Survival... Read More

THE (MALE) ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: ADVANCING ELEPHANT CARE AND CONSERVATION THROUGH RESEARCH

The Oklahoma City Zoo is a leader in elephant care, research and conservation, and with the recent arrival of Bowie (9), the OKC Zoo now houses three male Asian elephants (also called “bulls”). Once thought to be almost completely solitary, we now know that male elephants are social opportunists, often switching between spending time alone, with females, and as part of all-male groups. With all this social complexity, it also means that male elephants in human care require special... Read More

OKC ZOO SADDENED TO ANNOUNCE PASSING OF AFRICAN PAINTED DOG, RIVER

    On Thursday, October 27, one of the Oklahoma City Zoo’s 4-year-old female African painted dogs, River, was examined by the Zoo’s veterinary team after caretakers noticed considerable changes to her behavior and mobility after sustaining injuries to her hind leg. River had been on treatment and closely monitored following a shift in pack dynamics among our Predator Pass pack that led to some hind limb injuries. She was taken in for an emergency check-up when caret... Read More

ADDITIONAL CARE FOR GERIATRIC ASIAN ELEPHANT, BAMBOO

Like people, as animals age, their abilities and needs evolve.  Especially with animals that are considered geriatric or at an age that is near or beyond the average life expectancy for their species. The Oklahoma City Zoo’s approximately 56-year-old female Asian elephant, Bamboo, is one of many geriatric animals in the Zoo’s care. Bamboo is part of a multigenerational herd of eight Asian elephants including Rex (54), Asha (27), Chandra (26), Kandula (21) Achara (8), Kairavi... Read More

WILD ABOUT CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY: OKC ZOO NAMES FIRST CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY HEROES

Conservation and sustainability are at the heart and soul of all of our Oklahoma City Zoo team members. Recently, OKC Zoo leadership announced the first-ever Conservation and Sustainability Heroes. The OKC Zoo values team members who are committed to caring for, connecting with and conserving wildlife and wild places, and created this internal program to annually recognize personnel who engage in acts that directly impact conservation and sustainability. While every employee at the Zoo is ded... Read More

HashTAG Saving Monarchs: Conservationists Contribute to Community Scientist Tagging Program

HASH“TAG” SAVING MONARCHS: CONSERVATIONISTS CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY SCIENTIST TAGGING PROGRAM As we head into fall, cooler weather brings not only relief from the heat but also the return of the eastern migratory monarch butterfly. Every spring and fall, monarch butterflies pass through Oklahoma as they undergo a multi-generational migration. During the fall migration, monarchs head towards Mexico to roost in oyamel fir forests until spring. Monarch butterflies have one of t... Read More

CONSERVATION COLLABORATIONS: LIVING CLASSROOMS

The Oklahoma City Zoo has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation and Oklahoma Monarch and Pollinator Collaborative for many years to increase habitat for monarchs and other pollinators. Oklahoma provides vital resources for native pollinators and is a central flyway for the spring and fall monarch migration. As the population of monarchs has declined significantly, the OKC Zoo has found a way to get Oklahoma’s youngest residents involved in reinvigorating the pollinator populat... Read More

Enriching the Lives of Animals One Token at a Time

During their day, caretakers make many decisions for our animals to ensure optimal welfare. To ensure they stay as healthy as possible, we protect them from severe weather, develop specialized diet plans, and provide lots of interesting elements in their habitats to guarantee species-appropriate opportunities. While this can result in some choices being made for our animals, we are always looking for ways to make certain our animals can make choices in their day as well. In fact, choice is on... Read More

OUT WITH THE COLD AND IN WITH THE GROW: SPRINGTIME POLLINATORS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE OKC ZOO!

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is welcoming spring with all its splendor! There are so many things happening at the Zoo in the spring to help wildlife and wild places that positively impacts Oklahoma’s pollinator populations. The OKC Zoo is an accredited botanical garden and is home to a wide array of native flora. As spring starts to come into full bloom the OKC Zoo is participating in No Mow May! Spring is the beginning of the active pollinator season and as these importa... Read More

SPRINGTIME FUN BLOOMS AT THE OKC ZOO: Ten Tips For Your Spring Break Zoo Visit!

Since 1904, Oklahomans have celebrated springtime at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Whether it’s an annual school trip or family visit, the Zoo is an ideal place to make lifelong memories. To make the most of your next visit, remember these top tips and consider the special way you can make a difference in animal conservation.    #1. Buy Your Tickets Online. This spring break the Zoo has rolled out the green carpet just for YOU! When you purchase tickets online, you can skip the Zoo... Read More

Captivating Cheetahs: OKC Zoo Celebrates Cheetahs

In honor of International Cheetah Day on December 4, we’re celebrating our newest animal family members, cheetah brothers Boomer and Pistol “Pete”! Boomer and Pete arrived at the OKC Zoo’s new Predator Pass habitat from Little Rock Zoo in Little Rock, Arkansas, over a month ago. The five-year-old brothers were born at Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since joining the Zoo’s animal family, their caretakers have noticed some key differences in their “purr... Read More

Snapshot Safari: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Wild Words

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is a supporter of Snapshot Safari, a camera network created by the University of Minnesota’s Lion Center. Through a donations from the Round Up for Conservation Funds, the Zoo contributed to the establishment of a camera trap grid in Zimbabwe in 2018. These cameras are used to contribute data to a census of mammals in several African countries. The Zoo’s long-time conservation partner, Painted Dog Research Trust (PDRT), has also used the ... Read More

Swing into Action: OKC Zoo Celebrates Orangutan Caring Week

This week we are celebrating Orangutan Caring Week at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, and we want you to get to know the Zoo’s orangutan pair, as well as learn all about what it takes to care for and conserve their species! Our two resident Sumatran orangutans, Elok and Negara, tend to be guest favorites, as they are easy to distinguish from one another and have an abundance of personality. Elok, the Zoo’s 21-year old male, is easily recognizable because of his large ... Read More

Grandma the Chicken Turtle: A Collaboration for Conservation

Conservation is commonly thought of in big picture terms- saving the Amazon Rainforest, preserving enough land for roaming families of elephants or gorillas and conserving the great barrier reef for generations into the future. But conservation can also be a school classroom, a teacher planting flowers for monarch butterflies, cleaning up trash from a local river or stream, or helping a turtle on the road get safely to the other side. This is the story of one of these smaller, yet very reward... Read More

Make a SPOOKtacular Difference This Halloween by Shopping Sustainably

Are you sugar RUSHING to get candy? This year, make a positive difference for wild orangutans and other endangered species, including Sumatran tigers and Asian elephants, by purchasing Halloween treats made with sustainably-sourced palm oil.  Palm oil is a form of edible vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree. Palm oil is inexpensive and efficient, making it the world’s most widely used vegetable oil. Palm oil is found in approximately 50% of products f... Read More

Gorilla Gab: Quirky Traits of the Gorilla Troops

In honor of World Gorilla Day on Friday, September 24, we’re sharing all of the gab about the Oklahoma City Zoo’s beloved gorilla family members – courtesy of their caretakers! The Zoo is home to two troops of Western lowland gorillas – a family troop and a bachelor troop. The bachelor troop consists of three individuals – George, 17, Bouendje (Bo), 15, and Bakari, 15; and the family troop consists of seven gorillas – Finyezi (Fin), 3, Azinza, 3, Ruby, 6, M... Read More

One Batty Adventure: Notes from the Field

Bats are found all throughout Oklahoma and have experienced population decline as a result of habitat loss and climate change. Bats are an indicator species, meaning that by measuring their population health, conservationists are able to assess an area’s environmental health. Determining environmental health by indicator species can be achieved by observing and recording factors like population growth, population decrease and population density. Therefore, regular studies of the state&... Read More

IncREDible Species: The OKC Zoo Celebrates International Red Panda Day

What is that furry creature in the treetops? Is it a bear, a raccoon or maybe a fox? No wait! It’s the elusive red panda! Red pandas are a one-of a-kind species, belonging to their own unique family named Ailuridea. Even though red panda share the name “panda” with giant pandas, they are not related. In fact, red pandas were scientifically documented 50 years before the giant panda in 1825. Red pandas are classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation o... Read More

The Art of Creating Ecosystems

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is home to over 350 unique species, representing thousands of different continents, climates and ecosystems. It takes research, creativity and collaboration among Zoo teams to create enriching and naturalistic environments for the Zoo’s animal family. These immersive habitats not only benefit the Zoo’s animals but also Zoo guests who have the opportunity to experience the world‘s ecosystems and fascinating creatures during their vis... Read More

One Tall Order: OKC Zoo Provides Update on Giraffe Julu’s Pregnancy

Julu, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s beloved six-year-old giraffe, is expecting her first offspring in the near future. In December 2020, the Zoo announced the pregnancies of Julu and her mother, Ellie, with an approximate delivery timespan of June 2021 for both females. While giraffe, Ellie, delivered her sixth calf, Kioni, on June 3, 2021, Julu continues to progress well through her pregnancy. Giraffes have a gestation period of around 15 months, however, like humans, de... Read More

Honoring Asian Elephant, Malee: The OKC Zoo’s Commitment to EEHV Research and Prevention

In honor of August being Asian Elephant Awareness Month, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is sharing about its commitment to elephant conservation through the story of Malee, the first Asian elephant born at the OKC Zoo, who passed away unexpectedly on October 1, 2015, at the age of four years old after succumbing to the deadly elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Following the loss of Malee, the Zoo’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino, le... Read More

Complex Carnivores: New Feeding Pole Encourages Natural Hunting Behaviors

At the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, caretakers strive to encourage the natural behaviors of the animals in their care through enrichment. Enrichment is the action of improving or enhancing the quality of something. This can be accomplished in a multitude of ways, from introducing unfamiliar scents that encourage an animal’s sense of smell to installing climbing structures that encourage an animal’s climbing skills. Other forms of enrichment encourage natural feeding beh... Read More

Ultra-healthy: OKC Zoo’s Cats Participate in Ultrasound and Radiograph Training

No cat-itude, just gratitude! At the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, medical training is a critical part of our animal family’s health and wellness. These voluntary training sessions not only monitor the health of our animal family, but also strengthen the relationships between caretaker and animal, while providing an enriching opportunity. When training for medical behaviors, the Zoo’s carnivore care team typically begins with medical injections, as well as blood draw tra... Read More

Cat-tastic Healthcare: Training the Zoo’s Small Cats for Blood Draws and Injections

Feline healthy! At the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, medical training is a critical part of our animal family’s health and wellness. These training sessions not only monitor the health of our animal family, but also strengthen the relationships between caretaker and animal, while providing an enriching opportunity. Regardless of the size of the animal, caretakers strive to encourage voluntary medical participation by creating a rewarding, positive environment. The Zoo’s ... Read More

Conserving the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake: Field Notes from a Herpetologist

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden recently welcomed three Eastern massasauga rattlesnake snakelets, a federally protected species, to its Herpetarium habitat for the first time in its history as a result of a successful breeding effort this past May. The Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s (AZA) Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Species Survival PlanTM (EMR SSP) is comprised of 19 AZA-accredited zoos, including the OKC Zoo. As part of the Zoo’s commitment to the EMR SSP, Zoo ... Read More

Commitment to Care: OKC Zoo’s 31-year-old Gila Monster Undergoes Surgery

On Thursday, May 27, one of the Zoo’s Gila monsters underwent surgery at 10 a.m. at the Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital to remove a tumor from her kidney tissue. Native to southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, Gila monsters are reptiles and named for the Gila River in Arizona. They are covered in beadlike dorsal scales that are black and yellow or pink, and they have a forked tongue that is used to “taste” the air for the presence of food and predators. They ... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: OKC Zoo Initiates Black Rat Snake Spatial Ecology Research

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo contributed over $220,000 to benefit local and global conservation efforts. Much of this money was raised through the Zoo’s Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate several conservation success stories in 2020. One of those ten focused on black... Read More

(Monitor)ing the Breeding of Black Tree Monitors

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden recently welcomed four black tree monitor hatchlings; the first for the Zoo in several years. The Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for the Black Tree Monitor, a lizard species listed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   Black tree monitors are found exclusively on Aru island off the west coast of New G... Read More

OKC Zoo Saddened to Announce Passing of Geriatric White-Tailed Deer

On Wednesday, June 16, one of the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s female, 17-year-old white-tailed deer, Ruby, was examined by the Zoo’s veterinary team after caretakers noticed changes in her behavior including lethargy, as well as a change in body condition. Ruby had been closely monitored by her care team for the past couple of years due to her advanced age and diagnosis of arthritis.  This examination led caretakers to the difficult decision to humanely euthanize... Read More

Beating the Oklahoma Heat: How the OKC Zoo Keeps its Animal Family Cool and Comfortable

When visiting the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden in the heat of summer, many Zoo guests wonder how the Zoo’s animals keep cool. From elephants to bears and tigers to turtles, the Zoo is committed to the health, enrichment and comfortability of every wild member of its animal family. The Zoo’s first strategy for keeping animals cool begins with the design of their habitats. Each of the Zoo’s animal habitats provide the animals consistent access to shaded structures ... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: Educating Oklahomans for the Future of Monarchs

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo raised over $220,000 toward to benefit local and global conservation efforts as part of its Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate 10 conservation success stories in 2020. Of those ten, the Zoo was able to strengthen its long-time commitment t... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: OKC Zoo Reaches New Heights to Conserve Giraffes

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo contributed over $220,000 to benefit local and global conservation efforts as part of its Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate 10 conservation success stories in 2020. Of those, the Zoo has contributed funds to support giraffe conservation. The Zoo i... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: OKC Zoo Provides Training to Mountain Gorilla Researchers

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo raised over $220,000 to benefit local and global conservation efforts as part of its Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate 10 conservation success stories in 2020. Of those ten, one success story focuses on supporting researchers who protect the world&... Read More

Leaning on Each Otter this World Otter Day

In honor of World Otter Day, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden invited Ben Yoxon of the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) to write a guest blog about IOSF’s crucial conservation efforts to protect the world’s 13 species of otters. The Zoo is home to two North American river otters, Rocky and Pip, who reside at the Big Rivers habitat located inside Oklahoma Trails. Other otter species include sea otters, giant otters, Eurasian otters, Asian small-clawed otters, smoo... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: Increasing the Genetic Diversity of Guatemalan Beaded Lizards

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo raised over $220,000 to benefit local and global conservation efforts as part of its Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate 10 conservation success stories in 2020. One of those ten focused toward a goal of increasing the genetic diversity of ... Read More

Pups in Training: OKC Zoo’s African Painted Dogs Receive Voluntary Hand Injections

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is home to a pack of five African Painted dogs, consisting of our matriarch, Xena, 9, her mate, Dojo, 9, and their three offspring Tex, Back Slash and Spot, who are four years old. All of the Zoo’s painted dogs are involved in a behavioral training program here at the Zoo that allows caretakers to train new behaviors through positive reinforcement. Training works to mentally stimulate the pack, as well as present them with the opportunity ... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: OKC Zoo is Batty for Conservation

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we’re batty about the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo raised over $220,000 to benefit local and global conservation efforts as part of its Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate 10 conservation success stories in 2020. Of those 10 stories, one effort focused on the study of bat biodiversity and c... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: OKC Zoo Contributes to Bird Conservation

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo raised over $220,000 toward to benefit local and global conservation efforts as part of its Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate 10 conservation success stories in 2020. Of those ten, the Zoo was able to contribute to North American bird research and ... Read More

Wild About the Earth: Six Ways to Help Wildlife this Earth Day

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s mission is to connect you to wildlife, as we strive to conserve wild places. This Earth Day, we want to share six actions OKC Zoo fans can take to protect endangered species. We challenge you to complete at least one before the day is through, but remember – every day is Earth Day! Donate a cellphone to the Zoo’s Gorillas on the Line Cellphone Challenge Join the OKC Zoo in its efforts to protect wild gorillas and their h... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: OKC Zoo Contributes to Bee Research and Conservation

Do you bee-lieve in conservation? Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo contributed over $220,000 to benefit local and global conservation efforts. Much of this funding was raised through the Zoo’s Round Up for Conservation initiative, a grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, as well as donations through the Oklahoma Zoological Society (OKC ZOOfriends) and the Zoo&r... Read More

Zoo’s Historic Grottos Transformed into New Raptor Ridge Habitat

Recently, a historical part of the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden was renovated to create a new home for the Zoo’s raptor species. Raptors are large birds of prey and includes species like, eagles, owls, condors and vultures. Originally built in 1938, the grottos, located near the Zoo’s sea lion habitat, was a must-see stop for anyone visiting the Zoo. The grottos were originally built to house the Zoo’s big cats and were considered top-of-the-line animal h... Read More

Mush(room) to Grow: Mycology 101

It is spring here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. The ground is warming, birds are singing, and it’s mushroom season! These fragile organisms are often overlooked or viewed as a pest, but we at the Zoo have a pension for these slimy, little marvels. The vast collection of flora upkept by the Zoo’s horticultural team is host to a few hundred of the over ten thousand known mushroom species, and they can be split into four basic categories – saprophytic, mycorrhi... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: Providing Texas Horned Lizards a Head Start

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo raised over $220,000 to benefit local and global conservation efforts as part of its Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate 10 conservation success stories in 2020. Of those ten, one success story focuses on Oklahoma's beloved lizard, the ... Read More
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