NEW GENERATION OF OKC ZOO ZOOMOBILES, “ZOObarus” POWERED BY BOB MOORE SUBARU
May 30, 2018
Bob Moore Subaru is partnering with the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden to provide two 2018 Subaru Outbacks for the Zoo’s educational outreach programs bringing the message of animal conservation to rural and underserved communities across Oklahoma. Previously known as ZooMobiles, the new ZOObarus are replacing 12-year-old vehicles with over 100,000 miles.
Transported by ZOObaru, animal ambassadors are essential to building wildlife conservation appreciation in OKC Zoo’s education programs. The program’s animal collection is distinct from the large collection of animals at the OKC Zoo, which are not used in programs. A variety of animals appear as educational animal ambassadors: small to medium mammals, birds, snakes, geckos, tortoises, frogs and more. In addition to outreach presentations, animal ambassadors are presented at Zoo camps and overnight group programs, educational programs at the Zoo and birthday parties.
The Oklahoma Zoological Society, also known as ZOOfriends, raises funds through their ZOOfund for Kids Scholarship to support educational outreach activities supported by ZOObaru. In 2017, ZOOfriends awarded $87,000 to schools and groups throughout the state. The OKC Zoo ZooMobiles, now known as ZOObarus, have travelled 17,610 miles, conducted 317 visits in 61 counties and helped to educate 11,254 Oklahomans in every corner of the state. Since 2014, 68,387 people have benefited from programs supported by ZooMobiles.
“The Oklahoma City Zoo and Bob Moore Subaru share a commitment to protecting wildlife and preserving wild spaces,” Greg Heanue, OKC Zoo chief marketing officer, said. “We are grateful to have such a passionate partner and look forward to many years of continued collaboration.”
Bob Moore Subaru in greater Oklahoma City is located at 13010 N. Broadway Extension and is proud to serve Oklahoma County with quality Subaru vehicles. With the latest models like the new Subaru Forester, Outback, Legacy, Impreza, BRZ, and Crosstrek, Bob Moore Subaru has vehicles to fit everyone's need.
“All the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world. We believe in being a positive force in something bigger and it all starts right here in our community,” Charles Davis, Bob Moore Subaru general manager, said. “The Oklahoma City Zoo is a world-class organization providing a critical educational message. We are proud to join their mission to educate and inform.”
Learning drives on at the Oklahoma City Zoo! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at ZOOfriends.org or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.