Schools Win at Annual Ascension St. John ZooRun Presented by CommunityCare

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In its 53rd year, the 2023 Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare is proving to be a popular event for many in the Tulsa community. Among the runners are students, teachers and parents of Town and Country School, a school that accepts students with learning disabilities, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Tulsa Zoo Mourns Loss of Southern White Rhinoceros

Tulsa Zoo is sad to announce that Jeannie, the zoo’s 43-year-old Southern white rhinoceros, was diagnosed with cancer and humanely euthanized by the veterinary care staff on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Tulsa Zoo Celebrates 53 Years of Family Run Fun

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Tulsa Zoo celebrates 53 years of family run fun with 2023 Ascension St. John ZooRun Presented by CommunityCare, scheduled for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. The event will include a 5k, 10k and the Ascension St. John 1-mile Fun Run. Runners may choose from in-person or virtual options.

Tulsa Zoo Announces Penguin Chick Name and Sex

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The Tulsa Zoo catalogued more than 10,000 votes from the public to determine the winning name for their penguin chick: River. The zoo also determined the sex of the penguin through an outside DNA test, which shows River is female.

Name Our Penguin

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

Hodari’s Birthday Celebration

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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

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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.