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  • World Giraffe Day - Presented by Bob Moore Subaru

    Jun 21st, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    OKC Zoo

    Let’s stand together for giraffes. Visit the Oklahoma City Zoo on Thursday, June 21 to participate in World Giraffe Day presented by Bob Moore Subaru. This worldwide celebration is an annual event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to raise support, create awareness and bring attention to the challenges giraffes face in the wild. On June 21, Zoo guests will have an opportunity participate in event activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that focus on giraffe and habitat conservation. Talk with animal and conservation experts to learn what the Zoo is doing to protect giraffes and how you can also help:

    • Become a ZOOfriends member. Money generated from membership sales is used to support the OKC Zoo’s legacy conservation partners, including Northern Rangelands Trust.
    • Answer “Yes” when asked to Round Up for Conservation while making purchases at the OKC Zoo. Round Up funds were used to pay travel costs for Zoo staff to help with a census of reticulated giraffes in Kenya.
    • Buy Northern Rangelands Trust jewelry sold in the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop. These items are handmade by women in the conservancies who receive the proceeds. This diversifies family income, reducing reliance on livestock.

    In the last 30 years, wild giraffe populations have declined by 40 percent due to habitat destruction and poaching. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized that giraffes were in need of conservation action and created the Giraffe SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program in 2017. This year, the OKC Zoo joined 15 other AZA members to become a Giraffe SAFE partner. Giraffe SAFE partners commit to providing annual financial support for giraffe conservation programs in Africa and promote public awareness about the plight of wild giraffes. World Giraffe Day activities are free with Zoo admission. To learn more, call (405) 425-0262 or visit okczoo.org.

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  • ZOOfriends' Capture the Wild Photo Contest

    Jul 1st, 2018
    All-day Event
    OKC Zoo

    Do you have an artistic eye for photographing animals and landscapes? If yes, showcase your talents by entering your favorite Zoo photos in the Oklahoma Zoological Society’s "Capture the Wild Photo Contest" from July 1–31. Photos will be categorized and judged in both youth and adult divisions. Winning photos from this year’s contest will comprise the annual ZOOfriends’ calendar. The full-color calendar is one of the benefits of a ZOOfriends’ membership. Participation is free. To learn more, call (405) 425-0218 or visit www.zoofriends.org to find contest rules and submission guidelines.

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  • SALES TAX APPRECIATION DAY

    Jul 10th, 2018
    All-day Event
    OKC Zoo
    In recognition of Oklahoma City citizens passing a 1/8-of-a-cent dedicated sales tax to the Zoo in 1990, admission to the Zoo is free for guests of all ages on Tuesday, July 10. Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
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  • Bowling for Rhinos Conservation Event

    Jul 28th, 2018
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Heritage Lanes (122nd and N. Penn)

    Don’t strike out on your chance to be a champion for conservation. Save the date for the Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual conservation fundraiser, Bowling for Rhinos, on Saturday, July 28, 2018, and help save wild rhinoceros populations. The OKC Zoo's chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers is proud to host the 24th annual Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) event on July 28, from 6-9 p.m. at Oklahoma City’s Heritage Lanes (NW 122nd and N. Pennsylvania). Registration begins at 5 p.m. BFR is a community tradition and family friendly fundraiser supporting rhino and habitat conservation. Total proceeds from the event benefit rhino conservation in Asia and Africa. Individual tickets include shoe rental, three games of bowling, food, a T-shirt and exciting door prize opportunities. Teams are also welcome to participate. Spectator tickets will include a T-shirt and door prize opportunities only. The Zoo will share sign-up instructions and event details on Facebook and okczoo.org.

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  • ZOOfriends' Capture the Wild Photo Contest - Final Day to Enter

    Jul 31st, 2018
    All-day Event
    OKC Zoo

    Do you have an artistic eye for photographing animals and landscapes? If yes, showcase your talents by entering your favorite Zoo photos in the Oklahoma Zoological Society’s "Capture the Wild Photo Contest" through July 31. Photos will be categorized and judged in both youth and adult divisions.  Winning photos from this year’s contest will comprise the annual ZOOfriends’ calendar. The full-color calendar is one of the benefits of a ZOOfriends’ membership. Participation is free. To learn more, call (405) 425-0218 or visit www.zoofriends.org to find contest rules and submission guidelines.

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