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OKC Zoo News Releases

GIFTS GONE WILD: OKC ZOO OFFERS HOLIDAY GUIDE, DEALS AND POP-UP SHOP

Discover exclusive selections at the Zoo, its new Pop-Up Shop at Penn Square Mall

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OKC ZOO’S WINTER HOURS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1

Beginning Tuesday, December 1, the Zoo will be closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until Spring.

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OKC ZOO HONORS MILITARY MEMBERS WITH FREE ADMISSION DURING MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

All active duty, veteran members of the military receive free general Zoo admission in November

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NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

The holiday season rolls in with America’s Turkey Trot, Military Appreciation Month, new Zoo Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Education programs and more!

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OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO MOURNS DEATH OF MALE INDIAN RHINO, ARUN

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is sad to announce the death of male Indian rhino, Arun, 30.

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF ENDANGERED INDIAN RHINO CALF

It’s a baby rhino! The Zoo welcomes new calf to its animal family as part of collaborative breeding program for Indian rhino.

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU PRESENT LOCAL VIRTUAL RUN, AMERICA’S TURKEY TROT

Partake in the nation’s largest virtual run and support the Zoo’s monarch conservation programs.

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF FEMALE GIRAFFE

Zoo welcomes endangered, 2-year-old giraffe as part of Species Survival Plan for giraffe.

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CHOMP AND STOMP, OKC ZOO’S POPULAR PUMPKIN-THEMED ANIMAL ENRICHMENT EVENT, RETURNS THIS FALL BREAK

Roll out for this festive, family-friendly activity and watch as Zoo animals go wild for pumpkin treats!

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OCTOBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Fill your fall calendar with Haunt the Zoo, Pumpkin Drive, Chomp & Stomp, new education programs, events and experiences!

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OKC ZOO WELCOMES YOUNG MALE OKAPI TO ANIMAL FAMILY

Endangered, 2-year-old okapi arrives at the OKC Zoo as part of Species Survival Plan for okapi.

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU HOST WORLD GORILLA DAY ACTIVITIES, SEPTEMBER 24

Support gorilla conservation through family-friendly activities and cellphone challenge – donate a used device, receive free Zoo admission

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SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

September calendar brings Sip & Stroll, Fair Food Days, ZOObrew, Haunt the Zoo tickets on sale, Animal Awareness Days and more!

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OKC ZOO’S ENDANGERED ASIAN ELEPHANT, ASHA, IS PREGNANT

OKC Zoo celebrates World Elephant Day, Aug. 12, with a BIG announcement – Asian elephant, Asha, is expecting a calf in February 2022!

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OKC ZOO EXTENDS FREE GENERAL ADMISSION AFTERNOONS FOR WEEK OF AUG. 17–21

Fans have another week, Aug. 17–21, to connect with the Zoo’s wildlife for free

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OKC ZOO HOSTS SECOND-ANNUAL ASIAN ELEPHANT AWARENESS MONTH, INSPIRES LOVE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

#TONSoflove digital media campaign and World Elephant Day encourages collective action for Asian elephants

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Free Afternoon Admissions, Experience Art Gone Wild, Sip & Stroll, Asian Elephant Awareness Month, Animal Conservation Days and more!

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OKC ZOO AND OG&E LAUNCH STATEWIDE LIBRARY PROGRAM, READ FOR ADVENTURE

Community literacy program features new book, provides Oklahomans with a family-fun activity and free Zoo admission

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JULY HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Sip & Stroll, summer admission promotion, new Zoo attractions available, summer camps and OKC ZOO POO

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INSECT CONSIDERED EXTIRPATED FROM OKLAHOMA IS DISCOVERED AT THE OKC ZOO

Bee researcher identifies rare, two-spotted bumblebee at the Zoo – a species not found in Oklahoma for over 20 years

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OKC ZOO LAUNCHES LIVE MOUNTAIN LION CAM

New mountain lion cam connects Zoo fans with native Oklahoma wildlife from home

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCE WORLD GIRAFFE DAY ACTIVITIES

Support giraffe conservation, enjoy family-friendly festivities, Facebook Live videos and more!

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OKC ZOO AND PEPSI ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF ANNUAL STATEWIDE STUDENT ART CONTEST

Oklahoma’s students take artistic approach to support recycling, conservation

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OKC ZOO OPENS EARLY FOR GUESTS TO BEAT SUMMER HEAT

Zoo opens one hour earlier at 8 a.m. from June 6 to September 7, 2020 allowing guests to connect with wildlife in the cool of morning.

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JUNE HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Zoo attractions reopen, summer camps, animal/conservation awareness days and OKC ZOO POO

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU CELEBRATE WORLD TURTLE DAY®, MAY 23

Support our planet’s shelled species with educational activities, Facebook live videos and more

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OKC ZOO TO REOPEN MAY 4 WITH OUTDOOR SAFARI WALK

Zoo presents an all-outdoor low-touch experience for limited guests who reserve online admission, becoming one of the first AZA-accredited Zoos in the nation to reopen

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ZOO ANNOUNCES “OKC ZOO @ TWO” SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 27 – MAY 3

Digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT during closure

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ZOO ANNOUNCES “OKC ZOO @ TWO” SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 20 – 26, VIRTUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT during closure

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OKLAHOMA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY UNVEILS CUSTOM SHIRTS IN SUPPORT OF THE OKC ZOO DURING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Three new limited-edition shirts, designed by Insight Creative Group (ICG) and produced through Oklahoma Shirt Company, are available now as a part of a larger “Love Your Zoo” campaign, created to directly support the OKC Zoo during its unexpected closure.

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ZOO ANNOUNCES “OKC ZOO @ TWO” SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 13 – 19, INTRODUCES “ZOO IQ” TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT during closure

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ZOO ANNOUNCES “OKC ZOO @ TWO” WEEKLY SCHEDULE, NEW ONLINE EDUCATION CONNECTION COMPONENT

Digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT during closure

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES INTERACTIVE EASTER "EGGS-TRAVAGANZA"

Post your egg decoration idea and the Zoo will integrate the best into Easter-themed animal enrichment

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“OKC ZOO @ TWO” SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 30 – APRIL 5 ANNOUNCED

Digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT during closure

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OKC ZOO HOSTS LIVE RED PANDA CAM ONLINE NOW THROUGH MAY 1

New red panda cam connects fans with endangered wildlife during Zoo closure

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“OKC ZOO @ TWO” SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 23 – 29 ANNOUNCED

New digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT during closure

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES PRE-PURCHASE DISCOUNTS, LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SERIES DURING CLOSURE

“OKC Zoo @ Two” digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT starting Thursday, March 19

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the Zoo will be closed starting Saturday, March 14

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OKC ZOO GOES VIRTUAL, ANNOUNCES WAYS TO ENGAGE WITH WILDLIFE DURING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Stay up-to-date with the OKC Zoo through digital platforms, interactive animal wellness exams, more

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TEAM ADDITIONS

Zoo welcomes new Botanical Garden Director and Assistant Curator of Herpetology

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A MESSAGE FROM OKC ZOO DIRECTOR REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The safety and well-being of our guests and staff is our top priority everyday here at the OKC Zoo.

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OKC ZOO HOSTS ST. PATRICK’S DAY-THEMED ANIMAL ENRICHMENT EVENT

Go green this St. Paddy’s Day at the Zoo with fun and enrichment for the animals

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OKC ZOO AND PEPSI ANNOUNCE STATEWIDE STUDENT ART CONTEST

Oklahoma’s students invited to promote recycling in creative way, opportunity to win prizes

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MARCH HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Turn of the season: Zoo Keys returns! Plus, Flamingo Mingle, Camel Rides and More

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RED FOX CONTAINED AT OKC ZOO AFTER BRIEFLY ESCAPING HABITAT

He was contained at 12:32 p.m. and the Code Yellow was cleared

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OKC ZOO’S ENDANGERED INDIAN RHINOCEROS IS PREGNANT

Indian rhino calf due this fall – Zoo is committed to conserving this rare species

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OKC ZOO OFFERS CYBER SALE DISCOUNT ON GENERAL ADMISSION THIS WEEKEND, FEB. 14-17

Calling all nature lovers – save 25% on general admission when you buy online this holiday weekend, Friday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 17

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OKC ZOO SETS NEW FEBRUARY WEEKEND ATTENDANCE RECORD

Warm weather and the Zoo’s Connect with Wildlife Challenge–guests disconnected with their phones to reconnect with wildlife!

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GROUNDHOG DAY CELEBRATION

Throw up your ‘bear’ claws, cheer as the Zoo’s Groundhog gurus predict the changing seasons

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES GORILLAS ON THE LINE AND CONNECT WITH WILDLIFE CHALLENGE

Answer the call to protect gorillas by donating old phones and disconnect from tech with two exciting new Zoo initiatives

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES ADMISSION PRICE INCREASE, CONNECT WITH WILDLIFE CHALLENGE

New general admission prices effective February 1, 2020 – Zoo remains most popular, best-value among local attractions

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WINTER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Groundhog Day is Back, Gorillas on the Line, Romancing the Zoo and More!

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO HELP WILDLIFE IMPACTED BY DEVASTATING AUSTRALIAN FIRES

Sanctuary for many animals from Down Under, the OKC Zoo allocates emergency funds to Australian organization providing critical care to fire-ravaged Australian wildlife

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OKC ZOO OFFERS UNIQUE PROMOTIONS TO REACH A MILLION GUESTS BY YEAR’S END

Special “buy one, get one” admission promotion starts December 23, a free admission ticket will be printed in The Oklahoman on Sunday, December 22, courtesy of Bob Moore Subaru

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OKC ZOO WELCOMES CLOUDED LEOPARD CUBS TO CAT FOREST HABITAT

Male, J.D., 7 months old, and female, Rukai, 8 months old, are now on public view

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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SANTA’S ANNUAL VISIT TO THE OKC ZOO

Holiday tradition brings enriching gifts to the animals at Sanctuary Asia, offers Zoo guests free photo opportunity with Santa

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OKC ZOO SETS ANOTHER NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD FOR 2019

Zoo welcomes record-setting 43,394 visitors during November, Military Appreciation Month

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EXPERIENCE THE WIDE-EYED WONDERMENT OF CHRISTMAS AT OKC ZOO’S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Meat and eat - new event features a full buffet, time with Santa, cookie decorating & sea lion presentation

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