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Category: Aquarium

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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Fulfilling our Mission

As the Oklahoma City Zoo’s animal family continues to grow with the arrival of tiger cubs, new trumpeter swans and the announcement of two BIG pregnancies–an Asian elephant and Western lowland gorilla, so does our ZOO! The OKC Zoo has undergone tremendous transformation this year. With our new parking lot complete, new picnic grounds opening this fall and Sanctuary Asia opening summer 2018, the Zoo is evolving rapidly to fulfill our mission to be Oklahoma’s premiere... Read More
at Thursday, September 7, 2017
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Walk on the Wild Side: Walking Tours Debut at OKC Zoo!

Immerse yourself in tales of the wild life all around you as our knowledgeable Zoo ambassadors lead you through unforgettable, themed walking tours throughout the Zoo on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays! Priced at only $4 for adults and $2 for children per tour, the Zoo’s newest one-hour guest experience offers four distinct themed tours full of fun, adventure and excitement.   First, Pick Your Tour! Cram all the fun of all four tours into a full day of... Read More
at Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Seeing Double? The Curiously Strange Four-Eyed Fish

How can a four-eyed fish have only two eyes? While commonly named the four-eyed fish, this species of fish actually only has two eyes. However, their eyes have developed in a way that actually enables them to see above and below the water’s surface at the same time. Unlike most round eye pupils, this fish species has hourglass shaped pupils. This adaptation helps them avoid both aerial and aquatic predators. Strangely enough, this interesting adaptation is not the only unique... Read More
at Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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