Category: Oklahoma City Zoo Elephants
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
After an almost two-year pregnancy, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is happy to announce the addition of a female calf to its Asian elephant herd. Kairavi, Sanskrit for moonlight, was born Tuesday, October 9, at 11:28 p.m., inside the OKC Zoo’s elephant habitat at Sanctuary Asia. Both mother, Asha, and newborn, Kairavi (Kai), are in good health and are now viewable to guests. Kai’s arrival brings the total number of Asian elephants at the Zoo to seven.
at Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Note: As the Zoo’s unofficial Treasure Hunter, Amy Stephens, solves mysteries, digs up lost history and hunts for treasure at the Zoo. She works in the Education Department and at the Patricia and Byron J. Gambulos ZooZeum.
Like me, you may love reading mystery novels. Most plots involved finding bad guys, family secrets and lost jewels. Sometimes a missing dog, but not missing elephants.
Do not panic, an elephant has not disappeared...
at Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
Summer is upon us at the OKC Zoo, and the elephants have already begun utilizing one of their most-enjoyed creature comforts – the water features! When you visit the Asian elephant herd during this time of the year, you’ll likely witness the elephants swimming and playing in the water. Our habitats have ample opportunities for the animals to cool down when the Oklahoma summer heat begins. Our largest habitat has a 220,000 galloon pool that is 12-feet deep,...
at Monday, August 7, 2017
Sunday, December 18, 2016
The Oklahoma City Zoo’s elephant program encompasses daily feedings, exercises, baths enrichment activities and health checks. As a part of the elephant team, I enjoy doing footwork on the elephants the most.
Footwork is a very important part of keeping our elephants healthy. Everyday during each elephant’s morning bath, we hose off and inspect their feet for any problems. An elephant’s foot pad is like a giant shock absorber that enables them to walk, swim, climb, stomp on...
at Sunday, December 18, 2016