Category: Wildlife Conservation
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
This August, the OKC Zoo and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) teamed up to perform bat inventories in the Cimarron Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in northwest Oklahoma. ODWC conducts annual inventories to determine which bat species are using the area and to study population health. Bats are often viewed by humans as pests, but they actually provide a number of benefits known as ecosystem services to their habitats and people . Many types of bats consume insects, reducing...
at Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Although the Zoo takes pride in being the number one recreation destination in Oklahoma, the Zoo has a broader mission. As a conservation organization, the Zoo strives to help stop and reverse the rapid decline of species and habitats locally and globally.
Ways the Zoo Helps:
You might be wondering how the Zoo can really make a difference on such a big planet with big challenges? The Zoo focuses on several areas that have long-term impacts:
1) Participating in cooperative breeding...
at Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
In case you didn’t know, it’s National Wolf Awareness Week (Oct 9-15) and the OKC Zoo happens to have two spectacular Mexican Gray wolves. Mexican Gray wolves are endangered with less than a hundred living in the wild in Arizona and about 300 in human care.
The OKC Zoo is honored to have one male named “Wild Bill” born in 2005 and one female named “Corazon” born in 2004. Mexican Grey wolves are not necessarily gray but rather a...
at Tuesday, October 11, 2016