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Elephant Commemorative Plaques

Make A BIG Impact

Make zoo history by supporting the future of Asian elephants at Tulsa Zoo.

We have a long, successful history of caring for Asian elephants. Driven by our commitment to the species and the individual animals in our care, we developed a plan for expansion and improvements to support a larger, multi-generational Asian elephant herd.

Support the Oxley Family Elephant Experience
and Elephant Preserve

When complete, this reimagined habitat will be one of the largest AZA facilities of its kind in North America and designed for elephants at all stages of life — a true visionary project our community deserves.

We’re adding a 10-acre preserve for elephants to roam freely (pictured below) plus adding a 36,650-square-foot barn with natural substrate flooring, areas for bathing, as well as dedicated areas for staff and visitors alike. Extensive renovations at the existing Elephant Interpretive Center will add guest amenities necessary for both daytime and after-hours events.

To support this momentous Tulsa Zoo addition, reserve your spot on a commemorative plaque to honor your family, your friends and yourself. All funds raised build a bigger, better zoo.

See a rendering of the plaques here.

Reserve your space by March 31, 2024, to see your place in zoo history on display when the new elephants complex opens. Choose one, two or three lines. Each line can accommodate 28 characters, including spaces and punctuation, to be used for names or your unique message.

  • $250 for one line
  • $500 for two lines
  • $1,000 for three lines
Plaque panels will be available for viewing at the Oxley Family Elephant Experience for a minimum of 10 years. 

With your support, the Oxley Family Elephant Experience and Preserve will allow Tulsa Zoo to accommodate a growing Asian elephant herd for decades to come.

You can purchase your space online using the link below, in person at the zoo’s information window or by calling 918.669.6891.

The Tulsa Zoo reserves the right to modify or reject offensive plaque submissions.  Please ensure your submission is suitable in nature.

Questions? Email [email protected]

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