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! The Zoo is pleased to announce a new digital series that will be posted daily at 2 p.m. CT for the duration of temporary closure. Titled “OKC Zoo @ Two”, the series allows viewers to take a safari from the comfort of home with caretaker chats, wellness exams, behind-the-scenes animal encounters and unexpected adventures through the Zoo online daily at 2 p.m. CT starting Thursday, March 19.

Each episode will be posted on the OKC Zoo’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) and at okczoo.org/okc-zoo-at-two. Episodes include a mix of both pre-produced stories as well as live broadcasts allowing viewers to submit their questions to be answered in real time by Zoo caretakers. “OKC Zoo @ Two” will highlight the Zoo’s amazing animals and expert staff.

Here’s the schedule through Sunday, March 22:

  • Thursday, March 19                Clouded Leopard Caretaker Chat
  • Friday, March 20                      Flamingo Mingle
  • Saturday, March 21                 Asian Elephant Caretaker Chat
  • Sunday, March 22                    Harbor Seal “Liberty” Eye Surgery Update

Fans 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 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 fun or by becoming a ZOOfriends members at zoofriends.org/membership. ZOOfriends membership purchased or renewed during March or April will receive two additional months to extend their membership.

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. 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.

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Hi! I am Sherri Hultner and I am the founder of EdmondActive. I started EdmondActive July 13, 2009 on Facebook as a way to bring all information about all of Edmond into one place, then started Around Edmond blog here at the site July 24, 2009 as a way of starting the conversation as to what is happening around our town. I have been a publisher of local zines, a glossy 80 page magazine distributed at a extremely high sell through on national newsstands of over 30% and EdmondActive Magazine for the last 23 years! I have been married for 31 years, have adult sons whom I am very proud of and have been a dog mom to 4 labs, 1 shepard lab, and a golden retriever.  EdmondActive print magazine was first published in November 2009 as a way to bring social media information into the outside world and is secondary to our social networks of over 35,000 residents in Edmond and OKC. The magazine starts its 13th volume in 2021, and I am grateful to have a great readership after all of these years.