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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 OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES TO EAT BREAKFAST WITH ITS CALIFORNIA SEA LIONS!

Exciting new event series, Breakfast with the Animals, invites guests to watch the Zoo wake up while enjoying a delicious morning meal with Nutella®!

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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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DINO SAFARI NOW OPEN AT THE OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO

Journey back to the age of dinosaurs with the Zoo’s new DINO SAFARI experience to discover the world’s largest, most life-like animatronic prehistoric creatures.

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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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OKLAHOMA CITY CULTURE BOXES BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Oklahoma City’s cultural attractions partner to create exclusive gift boxes offering admission tickets and unique souvenirs!

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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 BRINGS TOGETHER THREE GENERATIONS OF RARE FISHING CATS

Zoo’s newest arrivals have special connection to six-year-old, Boon, and two-year-old, Puddles.

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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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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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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 ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF FEMALE GIRAFFE

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

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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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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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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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