Tulsa Zoo maintains a safe, fun environment for our guests and our animal residents. Here are a few rules:
In many cases, the best thing you can do is leave an animal where you found it. Young animals may appear to be alone. An adult usually is nearby and waiting for you, the perceived threat, to leave. If an animal appears injured, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator; the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation maintains a list.
The best resource is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Contact the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for a list.
The zoo is not able to pick up animals. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is a resource for wildlife rescuers.
The zoo is not able to accept gifts of animals from the public. We do appreciate gifts for our animals. Check out our wish list.
We love seeing guest pictures of our animals when taken from the safety of public exhibit areas. For huggable wildlife, we recommend the plush variety, available in our Gift Shop. For unique opportunities to get closer to our animals, sign up for a donor membership to be eligible for a behind-scenes tour. Or add an animal encounter to your next special event at the zoo.
Because of the large number of requests, the zoo cannot offer individual project support. Tulsa County students with lab or homework sheets get free zoo admission during regular business hours to complete assignments on their own.
The Tulsa Zoo supports responsible pet ownership. Wild animals and exotics are not good house pets.
Pets are not allowed in the zoo. Please leave your pets at home; not in your car, no matter the temperature outside.
Thank you for thinking of the Tulsa Zoo as a partner for your event! Please read through the guidelines below before submitting a request. Please note: we are unable to donate memberships or make cash donations. Please submit your request one month prior to the donation deadline. The Tulsa Zoo is honored to review all requests and will try to fulfill as many as possible. Due to the number of requests received, we can only donate to non-profit organizations for fundraising purposes (i.e. auctions and raffles). At this time, we cannot donate tickets to be given away as prizes. Email the following information on official letterhead to Heather Ostenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of Event
Date of Event
What will the donation be used for (raffle, auction, etc.)?
Deadline for Donation
Mailing Address for Donation