RED FOX CONTAINED AT OKC ZOO AFTER BRIEFLY ESCAPING HABITAT
February 17, 2020
On Monday, February 17 at 9:57 a.m., Oklahoma City Zoo staff called a Code Yellow (non-dangerous animal out of habitat) when it was observed that red fox Zinc was not in his habitat.
He was contained at 12:32 p.m. and the Code Yellow was cleared. Though Zoo guests were never in danger, the Zoo made the decision to close its Oklahoma Trails habitat to guests during the Code Yellow to assist efforts to contain Zinc. Oklahoma Trails is now open to guests.
Zinc is an 8-year-old red fox who came to the OKC Zoo in March 2017 from Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO.
Zinc cohabitates with the black bears at the Zoo’s Oklahoma Trails habitat.
Zinc will remain off habitat while staff investigate the incident and take necessary measures to ensure it will not happen again.