Category: Zoo Construction
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The Oklahoma City Zoo’s Galapagos tortoises are getting a new, modern habitat located just inside the Zoo’s entrance! The approximately $700,000 expansion is under construction in the former Secret Garden area of the Children’s Zoo and should be complete by late summer.
The new Galapagos tortoise habitat consists of one indoor and two outdoor spaces. The climate-controlled 900 sq. ft. indoor habitat consists of a nesting area, an indoor pool, natural substrate floors,...
at Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Monday, June 4, 2018
The barricades are gone and the Entry Plaza at the Oklahoma City Zoo is once again open to guests after the completion of a two-month renovation project.
Gone is the worn and cracked tile that became slippery when even the slightest bit wet. The new entry plaza flooring is a heavier, more durable ceramic paver stone, which, unlike the previous tile, is intended for all purpose weather.
In addition to the new ceramic paver stone, guests will notice planters on the east...
at Monday, June 4, 2018
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Anyone who has remodeled a house knows that you most always run into the unexpected. The recent remodel of the Zoo’s Dan Moran Aviary has been no exception. First, we carefully moved more than 30 birds to a Zoo holding area called overwintering, where the birds--from small passerines (or songbirds such as tanagers and cardinals), waterfowl, gamebirds, doves, turacos and shorebirds—can temporarily live during cold months.
One of the projects included tearing out and rebuilding a...
at Wednesday, December 28, 2016