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That face you make when you realize Christmas is only a week away... 😻 Good ‘TAI’dings to you all from Tai the jaguar 🎄 📷: Taylor Crews, carnivore caretaker
#okczoo #christmas #countdowntochristmas #jaguar


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Puds in the suds! 💦🧼🛁 To make this enrichment session more challenging, Puddles’s caretakers placed sticks in the sudsy water for him to fish for! 📽: Mandi Sorenson, carnivore caretaker
#okczoo #fishingcat #careconnectconserve #puddlesfix


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How many juveniles can you spot in the flamingo flock?

We'll give you a hint in the form of a fun fact: flamingo chicks lose their juvenile gray or white color gradually over a two or three year period, at which time their pink feathers begin to show!

Look closely... You've flamin-got this!

#flamingo #flamingle #okczoo #chicks #careconnectconserve


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Holiday hippo fun! The OKC Zoo's "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" T-shirt, designed by Peppermint Narwhal Creative, is still available to purchase in the OKC Zoofriends membership office and online at www.zoofriends.org!
The cost of the 65th anniversary commemorative shirt is just $35, with all net proceeds benefiting pygmy hippo conservation.

#okczoo #hippo #iwantahippopotamusforchristmas #christmas #hippohero


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Be a secret Santa for the animals at the OKC Zoo! 🎅

This holiday season, animal lovers have the opportunity to share their passion for wildlife and contribute new enrichment toys that will benefit the Zoo’s animal family.

From boomer balls to puzzle feeders, the Zoo’s Animal Toy List features a variety of animal-approved items that have been selected with the intent of engaging natural behaviors, curiosity and play for a particular animal or species.

Choose from a diverse selection of enrichment products ranging in shape, size and cost (items starting at $10) for the Zoo’s Asian elephants, Sumatran tigers, Western lowland gorillas, California sea lions and more.

Go on a shopping safari for a great cause and purchase a new toy (or two) for the animals at the OKC Zoo. To view the complete list of items available, click the link in our bio.
As the wildlife toys start arriving, we'll share pictures of the animals enjoying them on social media! 📷: Sierra Chappell, marine mammal caretaker


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“One of our first stops was by a beautiful butterfly exhibit, flowers scattered along the walkway, butterflies like little colorful paintings in the air around us.....The sun beating down on us, we went back to the butterfly exhibit, I confusingly inquired “Why?””
This is part of a memoir essay I wrote for English this past semester, about my husband and I, with 1 of the 2 scenes being of our engagement. And these are pictures of the day I am describing in my memoir. I was around 160-170 and thought I was “fat”. I was wearing a size L shirt, and a size 12 jean skirt. If I only knew what fat really was, I would of been so happy with my weight then. I am only about 18 lbs away from the 170 mark. As I try on the older shirts from our dating days that I still have, my heart gets happy knowing I only have a few lbs to go before I can wear those shirts again. #keto #pcos #weightlossjourney #throwback #sevenyearsinMay #engagement #okczoo


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Had a fun-filled, festive day yesterday and I finally got to see little #Puddles at the #OKCZoo #holidayinthepark #frontiercity


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Are you pining for a wild way to spend your Sunday?
Old man winter might be knocking at the door but fall is still here with plenty of time to Zoo It All! Enjoy 25 percent off all premium admission tickets (Zoo it All and Ride it Alls) this weekend only! These all-inclusive tickets include admission and the opportunity to enjoy the Zoo's rides and attractions!
For a full list of all the OKC Zoo has to offer guests who want to Zoo It All, go to www.okczoo.org/tickets! 📷: Andrea Johnson


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Dig, dug, den! All these grizzly brothers can bear is a nap after spending weeks digging and prepping their winter den!
If you don't see Will and Wiley in their habitat, they are likely cuddled up in their cozy den for a snooze, or two! 💤 📷: Andrea Johnson and Rachel Sides


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#Repost @okczoo
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Birthday girl, Azinza, is swinging into year two like a tireless toddler 💕

#gorilla #okczoo #birthdaygirl #toddler #zooborns


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Ring-necked Pheasant. A colorful cock pheasant in the Oklahoma Trails section of the OKC Zoo. This exhibit features animals native to Oklahoma. These birds were actually imported from Asia in the 1800's, but have become so wide-spread and such a popular gamebird, many consider them native. Our beautiful world, pass it on. #igersnature #birdfreaks #naturesultans #splendidanimals #instantnaturefriends #nationalaudubonsociety #naturesbestpics #naturesultans #natureOK #oklahomatoday #igersoklahoma #outdooroklahoma #discoveroklahoma #oklifestyle #myoklahoma #thephotoargus #nature_perfection #naturelovers #cornelllabofornithology #birdsandblooms #naturephotography #birdsofinstagram #birding_photography #birdlovers #birdshots #birds_captures #your_best_birds #bestbirdshots #planetbirds #okczoo


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Went to the #okczoo with this sweet girl. It was a beautiful day for it! On our way out we were watching the peacocks and found a fluffy friend hanging out on a bench. He had all of the makings of a lovey. Frayed tag, floppy body, loving eyes. Aubree tucked him in her sweatshirt to keep him warm until we could drop him off at guest services. When we popped in and let the lady know we had a delivery the gentleman said, before seeing it, "Oh is it a fox?!" Someone had already called hoping that maybe it would be found. We hope you make it home little fox. ❤


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When you enjoy your new dig box #okczoo #zoo #coati #keeper


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These claw-sitively creative paintings are brought to you by Zoya the Destroya! 🐯🎨 The OKC Zoo's collection of authentic animal paintings are available to purchase in the Guest Services office. Proceeds benefit the Zoo's local and global conservation efforts! 📷: Mandi Sorenson
#okczoo #tiger #artgonewild #creativecreatures #ambassadorsofawe


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The forecast for this weekend? Mild weather and wild fun!
Leave the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind you with a visit to the OKC Zoo. Fall for it all at the Zoo–amazing animals, world-class habitats, outdoor fun and more. Plus, this weekend only, Saturday December 15 and Sunday, December 16, the Zoo is offering 25% off its premium tickets: Zoo It Alls and Ride It Alls.
#okczoo #familyfun #zooitall


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People magazine featured Cutie Kai (letter K) in their “2018 Pets A to Z” article! I took this photo of Kairavi the day after she was born. It’s hands down my favorite photo of her!
Kudos to People for choosing to feature an endangered species in dire need of conservation action! Kairavi is an adorable ambassador for her species 💕

#peoplemagazine #ambassadorofawe #okczoo #elephant #babyelephant #photgraphy #wildlifephotographer


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#fanphotofriday #okczoo #okczooday #okc #zoo #sealion #love


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Mikella, the magnificent mom of Azinza, is 15 years young today! Always attentive and available for snuggles with her mini me, Mikella is beloved by many, and we're excited to wish her a happy birthday! 💗
PS: Did you notice that Azinza's birthday is the day before her mom's? Talk about a wonderful, early birthday present! 📷: Andrea Johnson
#gorilla #okczoo #birthday #mom #careconnectconserve


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#DYK: that snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica? 🐍❄️ Learn all about these sneaky, slithering and spectacular creatures at the OKC Zoo's upcoming Cub Club class. "Sneaky Snakes", happening December 20, from 10-11 a.m.! Cub Club classes are perfect for families with toddlers from 3-5 years old. Learn more or register at okczoo.org/family-programs! 📷: Andrea Johnson

#okczoo #cubclub #educationisinournature #snake #sneakysnakes #didyouknow


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Thanks to @travelok for featuring Sanctuary Asia in their latest issue! Get an up-close look at our newest habitat expansion in Oklahoma Today! Their “Animal Kingdom” article includes stunning photos of the Zoo’s Asian-themed gardens, our two-story Lotus Pavilion and restaurant, a splash pad and new animals such as the cassowary and Francois' langur! 🐘 Get the latest magazine at travelok.la/_GetOKToday 🐘 📷: @travelok
#okczoo #seeokc #travelok #sanctuaryasia


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Birthday girl, Azinza, is swinging into year two like a tireless toddler 💕

#gorilla #okczoo #birthdaygirl #toddler #zooborns


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This little gorilla gal is 1-year-old today, and we're celebrating by throwing it back to all of Azinza's silly, sweet and sassy moments throughout her first year of life 💕

Watch clips from Azinza's first birthday party on our Instagram story! 📷s: Andrea Johnson

#okczoo #birthdaygirl #careconnectconserve #gorilla #gorillababy #zooborns #throwbackthursday


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•brotherhood•
it can be such a struggle finding your style and feeling like you know your place in an industry like this. I struggle every day with knowing what I want to do...but in my heart, I think I know that working with animals and conservation is my place. it’s what my path keeps bringing me back to. I think my passions lie in giving a spotlight to causes that need it, and showing the personalities of the animals I photograph. it’s the most fulfilling and satisfying work I’ve ever done; there’s nothing like getting a shot and feeling inside of you that you got the perfect picture. this turned into a bit of a ramble but sometimes I feel like I need to speak my truth into the world and make it real. anyways! this is one of my all time favorite photos of two (out of three) triplets at the zoo. oh and peep the new logo👀
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#nature #naturephotography #okczoo #tigers #zoophotography #animalphotography #conservation #aza #oklahomaphotographer #oklahomaphotography #canon80dphotography #canon80d #bigcats


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