Digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT during closure
Despite an indefinite closure related to the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency, the Oklahoma City Zoo remains hard at work fulfilling its mission to connect people with the world’s vanishing wildlife! “OKC Zoo @ Two” episodes are posted on the OKC Zoo’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) and at okczoo.org/okc-zoo-at-two. Daily installments include pre-produced stories as well as live broadcasts allowing viewers to submit their questions to be answered by Zoo caretakers. Here are the topics for Monday, April 13, through Sunday, April 19:
- Monday, April 13 – Sea Lion Caretaker Chat (LIVE)
- Tuesday, April 14 – Big Rivers Aquarium Caretaker Chat (LIVE)
- Wednesday, April 15 – Roadrunner Veterinary Exam
- Thursday, April 16 – OKC Zoo IQ: Rhinos
- Friday, April 17 – Domesticated Versus Wild: OKC Zoo and You
- Saturday, April 18 – Conservation Chat: The Buzz on Bees
- Sunday, April 19 – Otter Caretaker Chat
Debuting Thursday, April 16, on “OKC Zoo @ Two”, “OKC Zoo IQ” is a digital quiz show testing your knowledge about various species at the OKC Zoo! Each installment has ten multiple choice questions designed to test your Zoo IQ. The first episode, featuring rhino trivia questions, is hosted by Lucas Ross, Rise & Shine.
“OKC Zoo @ Two” also includes daily educational activities that complement the subject of each episode. These family-friendly activities are nature and conservation-based and can be completed at home in 30 to 60 minutes. “OKC Zoo @ Two” education connection activities are available online at okczoo.org/okc-zoo-at-two.
Those wishing to support the OKC Zoo and mitigate the significant cost of the temporary closure can pre-purchase general admission tickets and Zoo-It-All tickets online at [okczoo.org/tickets]okczoo.org/tickets at a 20% discount. These tickets will be valid to use any day before March 31, 2021. The public can also support the OKC Zoo by making a donation at okczoo.org/donate towards the Zoo’s general operating fund or by becoming a ZOOfriends members at [zoofriends.org/membership]zoofriends.org/membership. All active ZOOfriends memberships will be extended for the length of time the Oklahoma City Zoo is closed to the public, including those purchased or renewed during the closure.
Indefinitely closed to the public for the well-being of Zoo guests, team members, ZOOfriends members, volunteers and, of course, the animals in our care, safety is our top priority every day at the OKC Zoo, particularly with the emergence of COVID-19. Zoo officials will continue to closely monitor this developing situation and follow guidance from federal, state and local health officials to determine the Zoo’s reopening date.
Connect with your Zoo daily at 2 p.m.! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at ZOOfriends.org or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.