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The Tulsa Zoo is owned by the City of Tulsa and managed by Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. TZMI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors.

The Tulsa Zoo celebrates more than 90 years of providing family friendly recreation, natural sciences education and conservation of wildlife.

Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc., Board of Directors

John Stava, Chairman
Brad Mueller, Vice Chairman
Tom C. Vincent II, Treasurer
Jeff James, Secretary and Development Chair
Ken Klein, Building and Grounds Chair
Monty Butts, Governance Chair

Hanna Bentley
Lisa Day
Suzanne Kneale
Joel-lyn McCormick
Betty Pirnat
Scott Vandergriff
Jamie Wheeler

Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc., Executive Staff
Lindsay Hutchison, President/CEO
Ellen Averill, VP of Communications and Strategy
Joe Barkowski, VP of Animal Conservation and Science
Don Hammons, VP of Finance and Administration
Scott Shope, VP of Facilities and Grounds
Pat Weisz, VP of Guest Experience

Connecting, Caring, Advocating for Wildlife, People, and Wild Places.

Tulsa Zoo VISION
The Tulsa Zoo will, working with our community, drive change for a future where wildlife and wild places thrive.

Tulsa Zoo VALUES
We are enthusiastically committed to be part of the Tulsa Zoo community.

We will all work together as one Zoo Team to support the Zoo’s mission.

We will value and appreciate everyone and create a safe, understanding, and welcoming environment for all.

We will all be accountable for achieving excellence.

We will earn the trust of one another, acting honestly and treating each other with respect.

Annual Reports

Download our annual reports here. Each link is a PDF download.

Download additional Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc., financial information here. Each link is a PDF download.
2017-18 Financial Statements With Auditor’s Report
TZMI 2017 Form 990

2016-17 Financial Statements With Auditor’s Report
TZMI 2016 Form 990

2015-16 Financial Statements With Auditor’s Report