Category: Galapagos tortoise
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The Oklahoma City Zoo’s Galapagos tortoises are getting a new, modern habitat located just inside the Zoo’s entrance! The approximately $700,000 expansion is under construction in the former Secret Garden area of the Children’s Zoo and should be complete by late summer.
The new Galapagos tortoise habitat consists of one indoor and two outdoor spaces. The climate-controlled 900 sq. ft. indoor habitat consists of a nesting area, an indoor pool, natural substrate floors,...
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Friday, March 30, 2018
Can you imagine what it would be like to live to be 100 years old? Crazy, right? What about 175 or even 250 years? Think about how much the world changes in a century or two, the things one would witness and potentially experience are astounding! It’s both wild and inspiring to think about but we have a group of animals right here at the Oklahoma City Zoo who might live over 200 years. I’m talking about the Galapagos tortoises!
Galapagos tortoises are some of the longest living...
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Friday, December 29, 2017
As a Zoo professional, animal care duties sometimes extend beyond the normal 8 to 5 p.m. timeframe and through the holidays. To provide the best possible care to our Zoo animals, our staff is available around the clock when needed. Most of the time when we get called to the Zoo in the middle of the night, it is because of a power outage, but earlier this month, it was because of something a little more exciting!
On December 2, I received a call at around 12:45 a.m. from one of our attentive,...
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