The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is dedicated to the preservation of the Earth's natural resources through conservation, education, awareness and scientific research. To fulfill this goal, the Zoo aids in numerous local, national and international conservation projects.
The Zoo cares for 54 endangered or threatened species, and participates in 45 Species Survival Plans, which ensure the survivability of species globally.
The Zoo's top three partnerships include: the PanEco Foundation in Indonesia to rehabilitate and save orangutans from the devastating effects of non-sustainable palm oil production; the Northern Rangelands Trust in Africa to support efforts to save endangered wildlife and habitats; and the Jatun Sacha Foundation to preserve Ecuador’s biodiversity and improve the quality of life of local communities.
In addition, the Zoo shares its passion for conservation with the public through annual fundraisers and awareness events such as 96Elephants, Party for the Planet, Endangered Species Day, World Oceans Day and Bowling for Rhinos. Zoo guests are also given the opportunity to “Round Up for Conservation” by rounding up purchases at the Zoo to the next dollar amount. These collective donations support the Zoo’s overall conservation initiatives.