Category: Endangered Species
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Oklahoma City Zoo is pleased to welcome three male Addra gazelle to its animal family! Their names have special significance, relating to their individual personalities while paying tribute to the species’ native lands. Two-year-old Obi’s name is Yoruban for “heart” since he has a heart-shaped white patch of fur on his chest; one-year-old Takitti’s name means watermelon because gazelle will often eat melons to stay hydrated; and two-year-old Jabari’s name...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
At the Oklahoma City Zoo this Endangered Species Day, Friday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., learn how you can join the fight to save species from extinction.
The easiest way to aid in saving species is by becoming mindful of the challenges animals face in the wild. Through awareness days, such as Endangered Species Day, the OKC Zoo highlights species that need our help. Guests can participate in hands-on activities, chat with caretakers and educators, and leave knowing that they can make a...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Endangered Fishing Cat Kitten Being Hand-Reared by Vet and Animal Care Teams
On March 31, 2018, an endangered fishing cat kitten was born by caesarian delivery at the Oklahoma City Zoo’s Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital, after his mom, Miri, surpassed her expected due date. This is the first successful cesarean delivery of a fishing cat among Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) member zoos in North America.
The gestation period for fishing cats ranges between 63 and 70...
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Friday, February 23, 2018
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the addition of red pandas, Thomas, 4, and Leela, 3, to its animal family. They join Jaya, a 10-year-old female who has been at the OKC Zoo since 2011.
Jaya’s offspring Wasabi, a female born in 2016 , is relocating to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as part of a Species Survival Plan (SSP) recommendation to help promote genetic diversity through species management. Wasabi was the fifteenth red panda cub born...
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
National Geographic photographer, speaker and founder of the Photo Ark, Joel Sartore, arrived at the Oklahoma City Zoo on July 14 with camera in-hand at 7:30 a.m., prepared for a weekend of photographing rare animals and sharing a preview of his PBS docu-series, “RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark.”
About Photo Ark
Photo Ark was created in 2005 after Joel’s wife, Kathy, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. His career as a National Geographic photographer...
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