Oklahoma City Zoo
The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is located in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District, northeast Oklahoma City. It is home to over 1,900 animals. The zoo is open all year except Christmas and Thanksgiving. The Oklahoma City Zoo is an accredit member of both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and American Alliance of Museums. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has been in operation for over a century and is open to families and tourists. They have more than 500 species of animals, including rhinos and gorillas. You can also find impressive displays of plants from Oklahoma as well as around the globe throughout the grounds.
Children and adults can enjoy interactive experiences such as lorikeet feedings and sea lion shows. There are also elephant demonstrations and walk-through wallsaby enclosures. Special behind-the scenes experiences allow budding zoologists to get close to animals such as grizzly bears or Asian elephants. You can explore the vast park by train or boat.
Sanctuary Asia is a section with Asian themes that covers 9.5 acres (or 3.8 hectares). It currently houses the zoo’s Asian elephant herd. The elephant habitat is located in southeast of the zoo. It was designed by Great EscApe and features three large outdoor yards, a waterfall, shade structure, and a barn with amenities that include views into the barn via a raised boardwalk.
The Children’s Zoo is a place for children to explore and play while connecting with animals and nature. Galapagos tortoises and flamingos are among the many attractions.
Great EscAPE (6 acres, or 2.4 ha): Includes two gorilla troops, one family orangutans and a community chimpanzees in tropical rainforest plantings.
Cat Forest/Lion Overlook (4.2 acres or 1.7 ha): This area is home to many species of large and small cats, including African lions and snow leopards. There are also more than 4,000 plants that replicate native environments.
Oklahoma Trails: This 7.7-acre (3.1-hectare) area features Oklahoma native animals, such as black bears and alligators. The barn houses bats and other skunks.
Aquaticus is the home of California sea lions.
The Butterfly Garden (21,001 square feet, or 2,000 sq. metres): This lush outdoor garden has a variety of butterflies including the monarch, painted lady, giant swallowtail and eastern black swallowtail. It is located in an environment with more than 15,000 plants.
Herpetarium featuring over 80 exhibits
Address: 2101 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma