About The Tulsa Zoo
Tulsa Zoo maintains a safe, fun environment for our guests and our animal residents. You can find the rules here.
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.
Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc., Board of Directors
Jeff James, Chair
Scott Vandergriff, Vice Chair
Mike Miers, Treasurer/Finance Chair
Joel-lyn McCormick, Secretary
Ken Klein, Building and Grounds Chair
Suzanne Kneale, Capital Campaign Chair
Monty Butts, Governance Chair
Betty Pirnat, Long Range Planning Chair
Tom C. Vincent II
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
Megan Meussner, VP of Philanthropy
Pat Weisz, VP of Guest Experience
Tulsa Zoo MISSION
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.
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.
TZMI 2020 Form 990
Conservation Strategic Plan
Your visit to the Tulsa Zoo isn’t just a chance to connect with wildlife – it’s a chance for you to play a part in protecting wild places. From the giraffes in Tanzania to songbirds in Indonesia, guests are supporting conservation programs all over the world. Find out more about Tulsa Zoo’s Conservation Strategic Plan.
Green Practices Strategic Plan
The Tulsa Zoo defines green as a fundamental value that moves us toward our goal of environmentally neutral operations. We are committed to reducing our ecological footprint through on-site initiatives and community programs that foster environmentally-conscious practices. In fact, the Tulsa Zoo might be the only zero-landfill zoo in the United States. Find out more about Tulsa Zoo’s Green Practices Strategic Plan.
A Zoo for All — Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at TZMI
The TZMI mission includes people. Our responsibility as an organization as reflected in our values is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all, support a thriving local community, and further our mission in a way that celebrates the power of diverse people working collaboratively for the future of wildlife and wild places. We will accomplish this by creating the people infrastructure, from front-line staff to board of directors, educated about and committed to the zoo’s success.