OKC: zoo voted third best in country
Heading to OKC and love animals? Then you’ll be delighted with the OKC zoo. The Oklahoma City zoo boasts being the oldest in the Southwest. It also boasts being the third best zoo in the country.
There have been several new additions to the zoo and it makes for a great place to visit while you are in Oklahoma City.
Here are some of the additions that have helped rank it so highly in a recent review by 10Best.com:
1. There’s an elephant habitat that cost $13 million to put in. It has 3 outdoor yards, a waterfall, a demonstration area, pools and a viewing area so the public can see into it from an elevated boardwalk.
2. There is now a zoo museum (the nation’s first, in fact), called The Patricia and Byron J. Gambulos ZooZeum. With its photos, video and artifacts, this museum gives the history of the zoo over the past 100 years.
3. The children in your party will love it here! The 2.5 acre, $8.3 million children’s zoo was opened in 2010 and kids of all ages are encouraged to touch the animals, enjoy a picnic and splash around in the water if the weather gets too hot.
4. Then, who can resist watching giraffes feed? Use the giraffe-feeding platform for this.
5. In case you had forgotten that the state has 11 distinct life zones, you can get to learn them all over again at the 8-acre Oklahoma Trails exhibit. This was opened in 2007.
It’s no wonder that the OKC zoo was voted the number 3 zoo in the country by the travel site, 10Best.com.
The site states:”100-plus acre park is home to more than 2000 exotic animals from around the world.”
And who can argue with that? Check out the Oklahoma City zoo when you next can. You’ll be glad you did.
For more information, see the website here: OKC Zoo
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