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OKC Zoo News Releases

DECEMBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS, DINO SAFARI free with Zoo admission in December, Winter Hours, Education Programs, School’s Out Day Camps and Holiday Gift Ideas!

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OKC ZOO IMPLEMENTS WINTER HOURS, OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO DINO SAFARI IN DECEMBER

Effective December 7, the Zoo will be closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day until February 9, 2022. Plus, admission to DINO SAFARI is free in December.

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS

Bright lights, big happenings this November with OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS, Military Appreciation Month, community food drive, education programs and more!

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OKC ZOO PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF PREDATOR PASS

New, state-of-the-art Predator Pass habitat highlights two iconic African predator species.

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OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS, THE ZOO’S NEW FESTIVE LIGHT EVENT, PROVIDES DRIVE-THRU, WALKING EXPERIENCE

Holiday lights return to the OKC Zoo in a wild way! Discover elaborate light sculptures, animated displays, visits from Santa, memorable activities and more.

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EXCLUSIVE, NEW BEER ON TAP BENEFITS OKC ZOO’S CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Stonecloud Brewing Company and Lively Beerworks’ “Lions, Tigers & Beers” launches at the OKC Zoo

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OKC ZOO HOSTS ANNUAL CHOMP AND STOMP, AUTUMN ANIMAL ENRICHMENT EVENT

Enjoy gourds of fun and watch as Zoo animals go wild for pumpkin treats!

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OCTOBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Giving you PUMPKIN to talk about with the Zoo’s October events, featuring Haunt the Zoo and more!

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES 2021 LIVING CLASSROOM GRANT RECIPIENTS

School grant program aims to increase pollinator habitat and teach children how to conserve monarchs.

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU HOST WORLD GORILLA DAY ACTIVITIES

Answer the call, take action for gorilla conservation this World Gorilla Day, Friday, September 24 at the Zoo.

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OKC ZOO AWARDED AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN GRANT FROM OKLAHOMA HUMANITIES FOR ITS ZOOZEUM

Funding to provide operational support for the Zoo’s Patricia & Byron J. Gambulos ZooZeum , the only zoo history museum in the nation.

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF SECOND GIRAFFE CALF

Worth the wait! Zoo’s giraffe, Julu, delivers her first calf, second giraffe birth this summer.

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY

Come to the celebration dressed in red to show your support and earn your Red Panda Ranger badge.

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SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Tickets on sale for fall favorites – ZOObrew, Haunt the Zoo, Haunt the Zoo: All Grown Up plus, Curbside Chronicle Free Zoo Ticket Offer, Animal Awareness Days and more!

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES WORLD ELEPHANT DAY ACTIVITIES, AUGUST 12

Daytime fun with animal awareness activities at the Zoo presented by Bob Moore Subaru, evening fundraiser at Chicken N Pickle all in support of Asian elephant conservation.

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OCCHD, OKC ZOO PARTNERING FOR COVID-19 VACCINE EVENT

OKC Zoo offering voucher for free general admission to people who get vaccinated.

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ANNUAL BEER-TASTING EVENT, ZOOBREW, RETURNS TO THE OKC ZOO, OCTOBER 1

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 13 for ZOObrew, Oklahoma’s largest outdoor beer festival, featuring over 60 breweries.

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

Oklahoma’s talented students inspire change to support recycling, conservation through artistic expression.

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY

Celebrate the Zoo’s small cat family, enjoy educational activities and Facebook live videos.

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THUMBS UP FOR ANNUAL ASIAN ELEPHANT AWARENESS MONTH

Month-long happenings invite fans to support Asian elephant conservation with #ThumbsUpTrunksUp digital media campaign, World Elephant Day activities, unique local fundraisers.

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Endless fun awaits with free weekday afternoons, family-friendly events, conservation fundraisers, ZOOfriends’ annual photo contest, Asian Elephant Awareness Month, animal days and more!

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF BAT-EARED FOXES

Zoo welcomes pair of African bat-eared foxes to its animal family.

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU HOST WORLD SNAKE DAY ACTIVITIES

Celebrate some of the Zoo’s most diverse creatures, enjoy educational activities, Facebook live videos plus, the Zoo’s anaconda will receive its annual wellness exam.

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JOIN THE OKC ZOO AND ACCEPT THE PLASTIC FREE ECOCHALLENGE

Team up with the OKC Zoo in July for this global challenge, help reduce single-use plastics.

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JULY HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

OKC Zoo invites fans to enjoy family-friendly events, exciting programs, contests, animal awareness and enrichment days plus, much more.

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES BIRTHS OF TWO THREATENED REPTILE SPECIES

Births of Eastern massasauga rattlesnake snakelets and black tree monitor hatchlings contribute to the conservation of these rare reptiles.

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OKC ZOO AND OG&E HOST NEW SEASON OF READ FOR ADVENTURE, STATEWIDE LIBRARY PROGRAM

Read for Adventure, promotes reading, family togetherness and monarch conservation while providing a wild offer – complimentary Zoo admission!

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OKC ZOO CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH WITH FREE GENERAL ADMISSION ON MONDAY, JUNE 21

OKC ZOO CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH WITH FREE GENERAL ADMISSION ON MONDAY, JUNE 21

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU CELEBRATE WORLD GIRAFFE DAY, JUNE 21

Stand tall for giraffe conservation, enjoy family-friendly activities, Facebook Live videos, photo opportunities and more.

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF ENDANGERED GIRAFFE CALF

OKC Zoo’s giraffe matriarch, Ellie, welcomes a male calf, her sixth offspring to be born at the Zoo.

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OKLAHOMA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY BOARD HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mandy Heaps as Executive Director.

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OKC ZOO HAPPENINGS IN JUNE

Summer up with the new Breakfast with the Animals presented by Nutella® series, DINO SAFARI, Sip & Stroll 21+ events, World Giraffe Day, early Zoo hours, education camps, lion/painted dog cam and more!

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OKC ZOO’S NEW ANIMAL CAM PROVIDES VIEWS OF AFRICAN LIONS AND PAINTED DOGS

Live look at Lion Overlook offers virtual safari, opportunity to view two iconic African species.

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JOIN THE OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU FOR WORLD TURTLE DAY® ACTIVITIES, SUPPORT TURTLE CONSERVATION

Let’s come together for turtles! Sunday, May 23, is World Turtle Day, enjoy educational activities, animal enrichment, Facebook live videos and more.

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU CELEBRATE WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY, MAY 8

Be inspired to learn about, help conserve North America’s feathered travelers through family-friendly activities, education biofacts and more.

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MAY HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Make way for a wild May with OKC Culture Boxes, DINO SAFARI, Sip and Stroll 21+ event series, Ostrich Egg Breakfast, animal awareness days, early Zoo hours and more!

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU HOST INTERNATIONAL FLAMINGO DAY

Flock to the Zoo on Saturday, April 24, to celebrate flamingos through educational activities, Facebook live videos and more

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OKC ZOO’S SIP AND STROLL EVENT SERIES RETURNS THIS SUMMER

Enjoy summer sunsets, cool cocktails and wondrous wildlife at the Zoo’s annual 21 and up event series

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OKLAHOMA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY’S FAMILY FAVORITE EVENT, OSTRICH EGG BREAKFAST, RETURNS TO THE OKC ZOO

Ostrich Egg Breakfast offers an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled hens’ eggs, waffles and more!

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OKC ZOO EXPERTS AUTHOR PUBLISHED RESEARCH STUDY ABOUT ELEPHANT COGNITION

The Zoo’s expert staff and its Asian elephants contribute to new research in Animal Cognition that shows how this species can differentiate quantity by sound.

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APRIL HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Jump into a month full of wild fun with pre-sale tickets for the Zoo’s new DINO SAFARI, Paint the Wild series, statewide student art contest, animal awareness days and education programs!

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OKC ZOO WELCOMES CRITICALLY ENDANGERED CHINESE ALLIGATOR HATCHLINGS

Three six-month-old Chinese alligators arrive at the OKC Zoo as part of Species Survival Plan.

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES NEW, SEASONAL ANIMAL ENRICHMENT EVENT SERIES

Spring kicks off the first of the Zoo’s seasonal celebrations for its animal family and guests to enjoy.

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OKC ZOO AND PEPSI INVITES OKLAHOMA STUDENTS TO ENTER ART CONTEST, PROMOTE RECYCLING

Statewide contest offers creative outlet for youth to raise awareness about recycling, opportunity to win prizes

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OKC ZOO HOSTS NEW SPRING PAINTING SERIES, PAINT THE WILD

Unique opportunity to creatively connect with the Zoo’s wildlife, expert caretakers

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OKC ZOO, OKC CVB AND NEWS 9 PARTNER TO LAUNCH SPRING BREAK PROMOTION SPARKING LOCAL TOURISM

March 12 through 21, guests of 38 participating OKC hotels will receive 50% discount to OKC Zoo

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OKC ZOO CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONSERVATION OF ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES IN OKLAHOMA

OKC Zoo partners with alligator snapping turtle head start program to help increase wild populations of this vulnerable species.

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MARCH HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Spring brings new Paint the Wild series, Spring Break Staycation, annual student art contest, animal enrichment event, education programs and more!

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OKC ZOO HAPPENINGS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

Enjoy heart-felt gift ideas, education programs/day camps, animal conservation activities and more; plus, February is Healthcare Workers & Emergency Responders Appreciation Month

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DECEMBER AND JANUARY HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

It’s that holly, ZOO-lly time of year with wild gift ideas, Pop-Up shopping fun, animal enrichment activities, Education programs 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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