Category: Geriatric Animal Care
Monday, December 18, 2017
Compared to animals in the wild, those in human care tend to live significantly longer lives, sometimes doubling life expectancy. This presents unique healthcare challenges to Zoo veterinary staff and requires medical innovations to ensure quality of life is maintained for senior animals.
Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino, director of veterinary services, shared some of the innovative technologies and treatments being implemented at the OKC Zoo to make sure animals live long, happy, healthy...
at Monday, December 18, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
27-year-old, Kallie, was the world’s oldest living Giant Anteater in Human Care.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is saddened to announce the passing of our beloved 27-year-old female Giant anteater, Kallie, at approximately 11:30 a.m., on August 23, 2017. For the past two months, she was being monitored by the Zoo’s vet care team for age-related ailments. Most recently, Kallie began showing signs of decreased mobility due to severe arthritis throughout her joints. In order to...
at Thursday, August 24, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
If I had to choose just one animal at the Oklahoma City Zoo that stands out as giving joy to literally millions of guests through the years, it would be our California sea lion, Moe. Sadly, however, Moe passed away Tuesday, January, 17, due to age-related health conditions. Moe was 30 years old and lived well beyond a sea lion’s median life expectancy of 23 years.
Born in May 1986, he came to the Zoo from the Tulsa Zoo at just nine months old, so I had known Moe since...
at Tuesday, January 17, 2017