Category: Oklahoma Zoological Society
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Stephany Hernandez, OKC Zoo herpetology caretaker, recently returned from a conservation journey to Guatemala. These are her notes from the field:
Hi, I’m Stephany Hernandez, an animal caretaker for the herpetology department at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. My typical day starts with a visual health check of our reptiles. Depending on the day, we then might distribute salads or clean habitats. In the afternoon, we conduct a variety of husbandry tasks from bedding...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) recently dedicated a new animal enrichment/training wall at Sanctuary Asia to the memory of longtime Oklahoma City Zoo fan Martha K. Denham. Though she passed away in 2015, her legacy continues to benefit the Zoo and the million plus guests who visit annually. More than $26,000 was raised for the project in Martha’s honor, with substantial contributions from Martha’s children: Matt Denham, Elizabeth Laurent and Ann White.
at Friday, November 16, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
With school districts across the state returning to class and teachers planning their curriculum and field trips for the upcoming school year, it’s a good time to review the many educational engagement opportunities the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens offers.
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The OKC Zoo’s mission is to better connect Oklahomans with wildlife and wild places. Supporting educational activities is a critical part of fulfilling that mission....
at Thursday, August 2, 2018
Thursday, July 27, 2017
They say a picture is worth a thousand words...
2016 Best of Show – Jennifer Sanders
2015 Carnivores First Place – Steven McPhail
2014 Youth II Honorable Mention – Lillian Kuhn
2013 Aquarium, Reptiles & Amphibians Honorable Mention - Amanda Roggow
We tend to agree! For several years, the Oklahoma Zoological Society has held their annual Capture the Wild Photo Contest. ZOOfriends members, OKC Zoo admirers and Zoo employees enter their...
at Thursday, July 27, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Go wild at night for a great cause! The Zoo and the Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) have teamed up to create a new conservation event, Safari Soirée, scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 7 to 11 p.m.! Safari Soirée will be a night to celebrate the community’s support of the Zoo’s conservation efforts to help save plants and animals here in Oklahoma and around the world, now spreading across four continents.
Safari Soirée is a...
at Tuesday, May 2, 2017