Oklahoma City Zoo

Arts & Culture
1:48 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Two Elephants Coming to the OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo is getting two elephants from a the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle despite criticism from animal activists in the northwest.

KOSU's Michael Cross got a chance to talk to zoo spokesperson Tara Henson about the move.

7:39 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Headlines: OU Fraternity, Teachers' Unions & Bob Barker

Headlines for Monday, March 9, 2015:

  • An OU fraternity is closing and its members are getting suspended after a video of members participating in a racist chant was posted online. (NewsOK)

  • The State Treasurer issues tough language for lawmakers. (Journal Record)

  • An investigation uncovers a possible secret deal with the Creek Nation Chief and a casino developer. (Tulsa World)

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Arts & Culture
7:05 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Family Friendly Trick or Treating at the OKC Zoo

A Halloween tradition is entering its 31st year this weekend at The Oklahoma City Zoo.

Haunt the Zoo gives Oklahoma children a chance to collect treats from costumed characters in a safe and exciting environment.

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Arts & Culture
8:10 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Catching Butterflies at OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo is taking part in Education and Conservation as a fun family activity.

KOSU's Crystal Huffman shares their seasonal focus.

Children with nets scamper down a winding garden path, peeking through the bright flowers for a flutter of activity.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Wed October 1, 2014

October in OKC Means Haunt the Zoo is Back


The Oklahoma City Zoo is gearing up for an eek-o-friendly Halloween.

KOSU’s Crystal Huffman has the details leading up to this year’s Haunt the Zoo.

The Oklahoma City Zoo invites you to go green this Halloween by joining their 3rd annual Costume Swap and Pumpkin Drive.

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Oklahoma Music
7:40 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Oklahoman Holiday Hit Singer Gayla Peevey Talks About Fame and Hippos

Credit Gayla Peevey

Flip through the radio stations in your car or visit the mall this month and you’ll probably hear “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” a time or two.  The song was recorded in 1953 by then 10-year-old Oklahoman Gayla Peevey.  The song’s popularity helped raise enough money to adopt Matilda, the Oklahoma City Zoo’s first hippo.  KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll had a chat with Peevey for the 60th anniversary of the song’s release.

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