Category: Gorilla Conservation
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Thank you, Oklahoma City! The Give for Gorillas Cellphone Challenge saw 52 donations in November for a grand total of 154 devices and accessories given in 2018! What a great success and even greater environmental impact.
All of the electronics donated to the Zoo will be disposed of following strict environmental guidelines by our partners at the ECO-CELL Recycling Program, which will then use the resulting parts to refurbish new phones to be sold in developing countries. Any devices...
at Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Oklahoma City Zoo, conservation is in our nature. Is it in yours?
The Zoo is looking to the community-at-large to help save gorillas by donating old or used cell phones to the Give for Gorillas Cell Phone Challenge. Schools, organizations, businesses or individuals are encouraged to collect as many cell phones and electronics as they can from now through November 30, in support of gorilla conservation.
How can you help endangered gorillas? By participating in the Zoo's Give for...
at Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
Through the end of January, Pinkitzel Candy & Cupcakes is donating 50 cents for each Neapolitan cupcake sold to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Round Up for Conservation initiative. The partnership developed after the Zoo contacted Pinkitzel to produce a special batch of cupcakes for an on-air newborn gorilla gender reveal. The Oklahoma-based confectionary produced a dozen pink frosting-filled cupcakes to help the Zoo announce that the Western lowland gorilla newborn,...
at Monday, January 8, 2018
Friday, August 4, 2017
Zoo partners with medical experts from Oklahoma’s leading veterinary and human hospitals to provide best medical care for critically endangered wildlife.
On Saturday, June 24, The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s veterinary team collaborated with veterinary and human medical professionals from BluePearl Veterinary Partners, the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center and Oklahoma University Health Sciences to conduct a medical exam on the OKC Zoo’s 32-year-old Western...
at Friday, August 4, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Founded on the ground-breaking research of one woman in 1967, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) celebrates its 50 th anniversary this year. Dian Fossey gained worldwide recognition for her work to protect and study mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Africa, before her untimely death. Her book, “Gorillas in the Mist,” published in 1983 gives an account of her years in the rainforest with the mountain gorillas and underscores the need for concerted conservation efforts. A...
at Wednesday, February 1, 2017