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Swan Hatchling Doing Swimmingly at OKC Zoo

Sam and Olivia, the Oklahoma City Zoo’s trumpeter swan pair, are parents again! OKC Zoo caretakers noted Olivia laid her clutch of four eggs by Tuesday, May 29 and had been dutifully incubating ever since. When the eggs were inspected to see if they demonstrated any signs of fertility, one of the four showed signs of viability. Happily, on Friday, June 29, the egg did produce a new cygnet (baby swan) and it appears to be healthy, already venturing out to explore its new home and... Read More
at Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Sound the Trumpet: OKC Zoo Could Soon Be Home to New Swan

Sam and Olivia, the Oklahoma City Zoo’s trumpeter swan pair, could soon be parents again! OKC Zoo caretakers noted Olivia laid her clutch of four eggs by Tuesday, May 29 and has been dutifully incubating ever since. When the eggs were inspected to see if they demonstrated any signs of fertility, one of the four showed signs of viability. Since the incubation period for trumpeter swan eggs is about 34 days, staff should know by early July if a new trumpeter swan offspring, called a... Read More
at Friday, June 22, 2018
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That’s Not a Black Bear

This summer, the Zoo introduced a new resident into the American black bear habitat at Oklahoma Trails! Can you guess what animal it might be? Here’s a hint… it’s not a black bear! In fact, this animal is red, small and shares a common natural habitat with bears Woody, Maynard and Sammy’s wild counterparts. Their new habitat-mate is a red fox named Zinc.  The Purpose Behind Multi-Species Environments Multi-species environments... Read More
at Friday, September 8, 2017
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Walk on the Wild Side: Walking Tours Debut at OKC Zoo!

Immerse yourself in tales of the wild life all around you as our knowledgeable Zoo ambassadors lead you through unforgettable, themed walking tours throughout the Zoo on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays! Priced at only $4 for adults and $2 for children per tour, the Zoo’s newest one-hour guest experience offers four distinct themed tours full of fun, adventure and excitement.   First, Pick Your Tour! Cram all the fun of all four tours into a full day of... Read More
at Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Two Regal, Rescued Eagles Reside in Oklahoma Trails

When you think of North American wildlife, I bet the beloved and majestic bald eagle is one of the first images that pops into your mind. The bald eagle was chosen as the national symbol of the United States back in 1782 and is one of the largest predatory birds in our country, as well as one of our greatest conservation success stories. Due to reproductive issues caused by the pesticide DDT, shooting and poisoning in the mid to late 1990s, this species’ population dropped... Read More
at Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Zoo Bears Enjoy Weather-Predicting Tradition

Grizzly bear brothers, Will and Wiley, have been predicting the weather on  Groundhog  Day at the Zoo since shortly after their arrival in 2003. Although not  groundhog s, bears are very in tune with the weather and upcoming seasonal changes because the presence of their food resources in the wild also changes with the weather. Interestingly, this celebration of changing seasons has ancient European origins in which a badger or a sacred bear were part of weather lore and held... Read More
at Thursday, February 2, 2017
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