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Candice Rennels | (405) 425-0298 | crennels@okczoo.org
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OKC Zoo News Releases

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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UNEXPECTED, ECO-FRIENDLY AND FUN – CHECK OUT OKC ZOO’S 2019 GIFT GUIDE

Find the perfect gift for the wildlife lover in your life at the OKC Zoo

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ENROLL NOW FOR OKC ZOO’S SCHOOL’S OUT DAY CAMP: SPRING BREAK 2020

Day camps provide exciting, educational Zoo experiences for kids 4-11, spaces limited–don’t wait to enroll!

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ZOO SALUTES: NOVEMBER IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH AT THE OKC ZOO

Free Zoo admission offered to active duty, veteran members of the military all month

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OKC ZOO’S NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER HAPPENINGS

Celebrate the winter season with Military Appreciation Month, Santa events, wild gift-giving ideas, family-friendly activities, education programs, day camps and more

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCE NATIONAL BISON DAY EVENTS

Celebrate America’s National Mammal Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCE WORLD OKAPI DAY ACTIVITIES

Reclusive species known as “Ghosts of the Forest” is endangered due to human activity

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OKC ZOO’S GREEN ANACONDA SCHEDULED FOR WELLNESS EXAM

OKC Zoo’s animal professionals provide routine check up on the one of the world's heaviest snakes

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OKC ZOO HOSTS ANNUAL PUMPKIN CHOMP AND STOMP ENRICHMENT EVENT

This festive tradition provides tasty enrichment activities for the Zoo’s animals

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OCTOBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Haunt the Zoo & Haunt the Zoo: All Grown Up Return, Date Night featuring Rickmobile, More Happening in October

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DATE NIGHT RETURNS WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE RICK AND MORTY RICKMOBILE

Oklahoma City Zoo is exclusive stop in OKC for the Adult Swim series’ “Don’t Even Trip Road Trip” tour

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YOUR VOTE CAN HELP OKC ZOO WIN A PUMPING ROOM MAKEOVER

OKC Zoo is national finalist in Aeroflow Breastpumps Pumping Room Makeover

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCE WORLD RED PANDA & CASSOWARY DAY ACTIVITIES

Double animal day! Celebrate red pandas AND cassowaries Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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OKC ZOO TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL MONARCH MADNESS 5K/FUN RUN AND MONARCH FESTIVAL SATURDAY

Presented by Bob Moore Subaru, run takes participants through a recreation of monarch migration path

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OKC ZOO HOSTS BIRTHDAY EVENT FOR PYGMY HIPPO, SECOND OLDEST IN NORTH AMERICA

Pygmy hippo, Wolee is turning 45 and the Zoo is celebrating on Labor Day, Monday, September 2

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SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO

Monarch Madness 5K, Wolee turns 45, New Adult Zoo Camp, More Happening in September

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO LEADERSHIP TEAM

Curators of Hoofstock and Primates, Director of Guest Experience/Events bring expertise and experience

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OKC ZOO’S RED PANDA CUBS NOW ON PUBLIC VIEW AT SANCTUARY ASIA

The Oklahoma City Zoo’s two-month-old red panda cubs, male, Ravi and female, Khyana are now viewable to the public at the Zoo’s Sanctuary Asia habitat

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OKC ZOO’S ANIMAL ART SHOW RETURNS TO THE MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS

Art Gone Wild provides unique opportunity to view, purchase original animal art in support of wildlife conservation

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OKC ZOO NAMED PARTY FOR THE PLANET® NATIONAL CONTEST WINNERS

OKC Zoo will receive significant funding for pollinator conservation work

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION-FUNDED STUDY UNDERWAY AT OKC ZOO’S LIZARD LAB

Conservation research aims to improve survival rates of threatened Texas horned lizards reintroduced to the wild

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCE WORLD ELEPHANT DAY ACTIVITIES HAPPENING AUG. 11

Plus, Empire Slice House is partnering with the OKC Zoo to save Asian elephants, unveil new “Ellie” mascot

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY ACTIVITIES FOR AUGUST 8

Celebrate the world’s wild felines with games, special enrichment, a photo contest and more

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INAUGURAL ASIAN ELEPHANT AWARENESS MONTH HIGHLIGHTS PLIGHT OF ENDANGERED SPECIES

World Elephant Day events, #TONSoflove social media campaign, Empire Slice House partnership and more announced

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OKC ZOO’S AAZK CHAPTER TO HOST ANNUAL BOWLING FOR RHINOS

Local bowling fundraiser inspires Oklahomans to support global rhino and habitat conservation

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YOUR VOTE CAN HELP OKC ZOO PLANT THE PATH FOR POLLINATORS

OKC Zoo a national finalist in conservation contest with America voting for winner of $25,000

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PORTION OF ZOO LAKE PARK CLOSED AS CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON GIRL SCOUTS WESTERN OKLAHOMA’S NEW CAMP

Public will have access to Zoo Lake as part of the Close to Home fishing program

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REGISTER NOW, SAVE BIG ON THIRD ANNUAL MONARCH MADNESS 5K/FUN RUN AT OKC ZOO

Presented by Bob Moore Subaru, family-friendly event offers early-bird discount through July 31

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OKC ZOO HOSTS SMOKEY BEAR’S 75TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Enjoy cake, family-friendly activities, animal enrichment, giveaways and meet Smokey Bear

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OKC ZOO HOSTS WORLD CHIMPANZEE DAY PRESENTED BY BOB MOORE SUBARU

Swing by the Zoo to learn about chimpanzees on Sunday, July 14

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OKC ZOO SETS NEW SINGLE-DAY ATTENDANCE RECORD

The Zoo welcomed 23,294 visitors on Sales Tax Appreciation Day (Free Day), Tuesday, July 9

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SUMMER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Taxpayer appreciation day, summer camps continue, animal conservation events and more!

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CHOOSE TO REFUSE: JOIN THE OKC ZOO AND TAKE THE “PLASTIC FREE JULY” PLEDGE

Global challenge educates, empowers participants to take action and reduce proliferation of single-use plastics

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF ENDANGERED RED PANDA CUBS AT SANCTUARY ASIA

Online voting contest to help choose names of the male and female red panda cubs

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CELEBRATE PRIDE AT THE OKC ZOO WITH A SPECIAL DATE NIGHT THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Pride Date Night event welcomes all adults 21+ for an evening of wildlife, beer/wine tastings, karaoke, special drag performance

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU HOST WORLD GIRAFFE DAY ACTIVITIES

Family-friendly festivities at the Zoo and “Drafts for Giraffes” at Fassler Hall support giraffe, habitat conservation

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THIS SUMMER, KIDS CAN GO WILD AT OKC ZOO CAMPS

Take an educational adventure with camps for 4-15 year olds

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES WORLD OCEANS DAY ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY BOB MOORE SUBARU

Dive in and discover ways to protect marine life on Saturday, June 8

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ZOOFRIENDS, OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO JUNE 7

Visit Mathis Brothers to purchase discounted OKC Zoo memberships through Friday, June 7, 2019

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JUNE HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

DATE NIGHTS, summer camps, unique educational experiences, botanical events, animal/conservation awareness days and more

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OKC ZOO WELCOMES RESCUED CALIFORNIA SEA LION PUP

11-month-old pup travels 1,400 miles from California to her new home at OKC Zoo

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OKC ZOO: TAKE ACTION THIS ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY, EVERY DAY TO SAVE WILDLIFE, WILD PLACES

New U.N. Report Shows Drastic Action Necessary to Save Species / AZA-Accredited facilities including OKC Zoo are part of the solution, helping with species recovery

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES WORLD TURTLE DAY ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY BOB MOORE SUBARU

Shell-ebrate these turtle-y awesome reptiles on Thursday, May 23

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DATE NIGHTS AT THE OKC ZOO OFFER WILD ROMANTIC ADVENTURE

Couples and single adults are invited on a date with wildlife at the Zoo’s new 21+ event series

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OKC ZOO’S SANCTUARY ASIA ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF NATION'S BEST

USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards reveals Oklahoma animal habitat as 7th best in America

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MAY HAPPENINGS AT THE OKC ZOO

Spring into fun with botanical events, community partnerships, concerts, family-friendly activities, and more

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OKC ZOO, METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM CONTINUE SUCCESSFUL STATEWIDE LITERACY PROGRAM

Oklahoma library program “Read for Adventure” returns for 2019-2020, providing free admission to OKC Zoo

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OKC ZOO AND DR PEPPER ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF STATEWIDE ART CONTEST

Hundreds of talented Oklahoma students submitted inspiring creations for pollinator conservation

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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATIONS TAKE ROOT AT OKC ZOO

Planting demo, garden tour, tree sale, more on-tap for Friday, April 26

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OKLAHOMA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL CONSERVATION EVENT AT THE OKC ZOO

Safari Soirée offers food, drinks and behind-the-scenes experiences to benefit conservation

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MAYOR TO PROCLAIM MONARCH MONTH IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma City is directly in the path of monarch butterflies’ annual migration. Recognizing the importance of these pollinators and the urgency of restoring their population, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has made planting for monarchs and other pollinators a central conservation platform for 2019.

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OKC ZOO AND DEAN MCGEE EYE INSTITUTE BRING NEW FOCUS TO ZOO WITH BINOCULAR BORROW PROGRAM

Free program offers an up-close view of the Zoo’s 338 species plus native birds – begins Saturday, April 20

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NEW ORGANIC COMPOST - OKC ZOO POO - DROPPING APRIL 20

Premium compost made from organic plant and animal waste debuting at Party for the Planet™

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OKC ZOO CONTRIBUTES TO DEADLY ELEPHANT VIRUS RESEARCH, TREATMENT

Cutting-edge early detection technology, stem cell treatment drive fight against EEHV

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OKC ZOO AND BOB MOORE SUBARU HOST PARTY FOR THE PLANET/EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Earth Day tradition offers volunteer opportunities, educational activities, garden tours and launch of ZOO POO

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VOTE TO MAKE OKC ZOO'S SANCTUARY ASIA AMERICA'S BEST

Daily votes can help Sanctuary Asia win national recognition as Best Zoo Exhibit

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