The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is giving animal lovers a new way to get closer to the wild world around us with four new Breakfast with the Animals events every Saturday morning in May—4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

 “Our Zoo fans are as passionate as we are about connecting with wildlife and supporting our mission in fun new ways,” said Jenna Dodson, OKC Zoo’s events manager. “We are excited show off the recently renovated Love’s Pachyderm Building, which overlooks the savanna habitat that is home to the Zoo’s herd of seven giraffes, and our massive Expedition Africa expansion at Breakfast with the Animals this summer.”

The new events, which replace the Zoo’s annual Ostrich Egg Breakfast event, give guests a chance to dine inside the Pachyderm Building event space or on the deck while learning more about the African animals that call the Zoo home.

Breakfast service begins at 9 a.m. with a Build Your Own Breakfast Taco bar and breakfast buffet with potatoes, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and more. While guests are enjoying their breakfasts, OKC Zoo caretakers will bring in ambassador animals for exciting demonstrations and learning opportunities. Afterwards, guests can take part in a giraffe feeding experience included in the price of the ticket. Adult beverages, including mimosas and bloody marys, will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are $55 each for adults ages 12 and older ($39 for ZOOfriends members) and $45 each for children ages 3-11 ($32 for ZOOfriends members). Purchase tickets for Breakfast with the Animals at Seating is limited and first come first served.

The Oklahoma City Zoo is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last entry no later than 4 p.m. Purchase advance Zoo admission tickets at and avoid the entry lines. Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the OKC Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, and Oklahoma City’s Adventure District. Zoo admission is $16 for adults and $13 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Membership has its perks! As a ZOOfriends member of the Oklahoma City Zoo, enjoy free admission all year-long, plus many additional benefits and discounts. You will also be supporting the Zoo’s animal family, education programming and conservation initiatives both locally and globally. Join or renew today at

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