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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... Read More
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Blooms and Butterflies: Signs of Spring at the OKC Zoo

  Out with the old and in with the new! As we say goodbye to winter at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we begin to welcome spring with open arms. Though the Zoo is filled with over 500 different animal species, guests can also experience over 5,500 plant species within the Zoo! As an accredited botanical garden, the Zoo is home to a large collection of flora that is native to the United States and various other countries to enhance the Zoo’s landscape. The... Read More
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The Ultimate Spring Break Guide to a Wild, Wonderful OKC Zoo Visit

What better way to spend spring break than a trip to the Zoo? Spring into action, stretch your legs, and experience the unique attractions and experiences the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has to offer. This wild guide provides information on must-do attractions, shares how you can directly contribute to the Zoo’s conservation efforts and includes helpful tips to know before your visit. The 10 Wildest Things to Do at the OKC Zoo: ... Read More
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Wild About Love: OKC Zoo Love Connections

At the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we love connecting our guests to wildlife and wild places! This Valentine’s Day, we asked our Zoo fans all over social media to share their love stories and special connections to the Zoo. We want to thank everyone who shared the love! Take a look at these wild, wonderful love stories: From Sara Rowe on Facebook: “My husband and I were married at the Zoo in September 2018.” From Donna Belles on Facebook: ... Read More
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Bobcat, Dodger, Is Growing by Leaps and Bounds!

Many of our guests are familiar with our young bobcat, Dodger, who is known for being very interactive with all who visit him on the Zoo’s Cat Forest trail. We wanted to update everyone on how Dodger is doing, as he is not a young kitten anymore, but a growing cat who is constantly learning thanks to his animal care team here at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Dodger came to us at just over 10 pounds and is now a healthy 24-pound adolescent bobcat. Thanks to his strong interest in all things... Read More
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Following Fin’s Footsteps: A Momentous Milestone

Before the morning of Thursday, June 26, two-year-old Western lowland gorilla, Finyezi (Fin), had never been seen on public view by guests at the Oklahoma City Zoo, but all of that changed that sunny morning, when he explored the gorilla habitat with his family troop for the first time! While many on-looking Zoo guests may have not realized the importance of that moment in time, we (Fin’s caretakers) all watched with butterflies in our stomachs as we witnessed him reach the ultimate... Read More
at Friday, July 3, 2020
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Zookeeper Profile: Jessica Quinnett

  During this year’s National Zoo Keeper Week (NZKW), the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is expressing its appreciation for all of its hardworking animal caretakers and highlighting six exceptional individuals who have dedicated their lives to caring for its animal family. NZKW focuses on the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and vanishing habitats via conservation messages created by zoos and aquariums, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.... Read More
at Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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OKC Zoo’s Top 10 Cures for Your Spring Break Fever

Spring is here and OKC’s weather is forecast to be perfect for a trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden ( check out the Zoo map ). Here are just 10 (of countless) reasons you spend spring break at the OKC Zoo: 10. DINE WITH DRAGONS Enjoy lunch at the new Lotus Pavilion restaurant while dining next to the Komodo dragon habitat! 9. RENOVATED PICNIC GROUNDS Have a picnic at the newly completed Devon Picnic grounds. 8. WILD ENCOUNTERS ... Read More
at Thursday, March 14, 2019
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