OKC ZOO’S FEMALE SUMATRAN TIGER SCHEDULED FOR WELLNESS EXAM
January 16, 2019
When it comes to ensuring exceptional animal welfare, our veterinary care team has the eye of the tiger! Lola, the OKC Zoo’s 7-year-old female Sumatran tiger is due for her routine health exam. Born in 2011 at the OKC Zoo, Lola is the mother of the OKC Zoo’s trio of 1-year-old male Sumatran tigers and adoptive mother of Amur tiger cub, Zoya.
The exam will take place at the Zoo’s Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital where guests are welcome to watch from the public viewing windows at the hospital. Can’t make it in person? Watch live on the Zoo’s Facebook page (@okczoo) and take the opportunity to ask the Zoo’s veterinarian questions throughout the exam.
Thursday, January 17, 2019, beginning at approximately 10 a.m. The exam will take approximately two hours.
Lola’s exam will include blood draws, a dental assessment, X-rays and more. She will be anesthetized shortly before arriving at the hospital and asleep throughout the exam.
The Zoo’s veterinary team and animal caretakers are dedicated to providing superior health care for the animals entrusted to them. This includes managing a preventative care program as well as treating illnesses and handling emergency cases as they arise.