Introducing Zuri to the Chimpanzee Troop

two chimpanzees sitting together

Introducing chimpanzees to a troop takes meticulous planning. Learn about Zuri’s journey as shared by Zookeeper Mo O’Leary and the behind-the-scenes process of chimpanzee introductions.

Name Our Penguin

a baby penguin

In celebration of our penguin exhibit’s 20th birthday, help us name the newest addition to our African penguin colony!

Hodari’s Birthday Celebration

two rhinoceros together

In celebration of Hodari’s first birthday, we are inviting you to go behind the scenes inside the Mary K. Chapman Rhino Reserve. Join us this Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a peek inside Hodari’s home, special giveaways, and to sign Hodari’s rhino-sized birthday card!

Tulsa Zoo Mourns Loss of Malayan Tiger

a tiger looking at the camera

Tulsa Zoo is mourning the loss of Gahara, a male Malayan tiger who was humanely euthanized on Oct. 26. Gahara was being treated for lameness in one of his legs. A physical exam revealed that cancer was present and further investigation found evidence of the cancer’s spread to other parts of his body.

Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Susceptible Animals

Tulsa Zoo has begun administering COVID-19 vaccines to zoo mammals that are considered susceptible to coronavirus. The vaccine, which is manufactured by Zoetis, is made exclusively for animals. The zoo is prioritizing species based on their risk for developing COVID-19, including tigers, lions, snow leopards, jaguars, bears, chimpanzees and other species.

WALTZ on the Wild Side

The 31st annual WALTZ on the Wild Side presented by the Hardesty Family Foundation will take place from 6-11 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2022, at the Tulsa Zoo. WALTZ, which stands for we all love Tulsa Zoo, has raised more than $5 million toward building a bigger, better Tulsa Zoo.

Endangered Siamang Born

A siamang infant is doing well after being born at the Tulsa Zoo earlier this week. The infant was born on Aug. 8, 2022, to mother Boomerang and father Jambi, through Tulsa Zoo’s ongoing participation in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Siamang Species Survival Plan®.

Meet Batari

July 29th is International Tiger Day – a day to celebrate these incredible endangered big cats. In celebration, meet our newest Malayan tiger, Batari!

Joining us from the Cincinnati Zoo, 5-year-old Batari is a recommended match with our male tiger Gahara. There are as few as 250 Malayan tigers in the wild and approximately 50 in AZA zoos, five of which live at Tulsa Zoo.