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The Oklahoma City Zoo recently welcomed six nine-month-old, female dwarf Nigerian pygmy goats to its barnyard habitat located in the Children’s Zoo. Now, the gal goats need names and we need your votes! The OKC Zoo is seeking the public’s participation choosing names for its new residents, each of which has a special connection to the Sooner state. Keeping with tradition, the Zoo decided to engage the public’s support and honor its new goats with Oklahoma names! Fans can vote on the following names inspired by these cities and towns: Ada, Checotah, Claremore, Enid, Harrah, Idabel, Prue, Ripley, Sayre, Vinita.

Voting will be open now through Monday, January 21, 2019 on the OKC Zoo’s website, All ages are welcome to participate and encouraged to vote often. The winning names will be announced on Tuesday, January 22 on the Zoo’s website and social media platforms.

In addition to the new gal goats, the Zoo’s barnyard habitat is home to three male dwarf Nigerian goats–Duncan, Hugo and Oologah–also named for Oklahoma cities and towns through public voting. Guests can meet and interact with all the Zoo’s goats when they visit the barnyard habitat, open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are excited to welcome these new goats to the Children’s Zoo and learn the outcome of this contest,” said Eddie Witte, animal curator. “By inviting the public to take part in the naming process, Oklahomans and their communities have an opportunity to connect with our animal family in a fun, unique way.”

Cast your vote today to name the goats! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Oklahoma City 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 or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit


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