The Oklahoma Zoological Society, ZOOfriends, is releasing an exclusive animal adoption package just in time for Valentine’s Day. The “Lovebirds” box sets are the perfect gift for any Zoo lover who wants to spend a night in with their “love bird,” drinking delicious wine and eating chocolate, all in support of the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.
This adults-only adoption box is a select addition to the year-round, symbolic animal adoptions, which are available through ZOOfriends and are a great way to help the Oklahoma City Zoo and the animals that call the Zoo home. Support from the adoption program helps supply the Zoo with important funding for the health, enrichment and the nutritional needs for its animal family. Plus, every adoption level includes recognition on the ZOOfriends website for up to one year.
The “Lovebirds Adoption Box” includes: two plush macaws, a pre-curated bottle of wine, two custom wine tumblers, a limited-edition blanket, a box of chocolates, a personalized elephant painting from the Oklahoma City Zoo’s elephant herd, a conservation fact card, and 2 vouchers for $10 off a behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters experience. In addition, each gift set comes equipped with a unique Valentine’s Day card and decorated box.
“Lovebirds” boxes are limited to 175 sets and will be sold to adults 21+ for $120/box for ZOOfriends members, in-person or at zoofriends.org/love-birds. Box sets will be available for pick up only at the ZOOfriends membership office located in the Zoo’s Entry Plaza from Monday, February 8 through Sunday, February 14, during Zoo operating hours, the Oklahoma City Zoo is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays through March, with proof of a valid ID. Wine brands will include: The Chard Project, 19 Crimes, Portillo, Honig, Sterling and more. Select boxes will have the opportunity to win a Family Level ZOOfriends Membership, which includes admission for 2 adults and 4 children per visit to the OKC Zoo.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is open Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no public access on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Advance tickets are required for all guests and ZOOfriends members and can be purchased at www.okczoo.org/tickets. Zoo tickets are limited each day to maintain social distancing among guests. 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, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Regular admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free.
Stay connected with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and by visiting our blog stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming a ZOOfriends member. Starting at $45, memberships can be purchased at ZOOfriends.org and provide access to the OKC Zoo for an entire year plus, additional benefits and discounts. To learn more about Zoo happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.