Tulsa Zoo And Living Museum
We're Going To The Zoo!
Zoos are great for people of all ages. Children especially love zoos! Watching an exotic animal from a close yet safe distance is an opportunity anyone will love to experience. Zoos are open all year-round except for certain holidays (check your local zoo schedule) Some zoos also have gift shops and sell food/drinks. Because of all the walking that is required, :) a zoo is a great place to get exercise. It is also a great place to build everlasting memories with your loved ones.
The word 'zoo' is short for zoological park or zoological garden. A zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within, displayed to the public, and sometimes they may also be bred.
~This lens is about the Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum~
The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum is a 78-acre zoo located in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA. The Tulsa zoo is part of the Tulsa Parks Department and owned by the city of Tulsa. The zoo is located in Mohawk Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States. The Tulsa Zoo has nearly 1,500 animals; 436 species.
Do you like going to the zoo?
America's Favorite Zoo
2005 - the Tulsa Zoo was named as "America's Favorite Zoo" by Microsoft Game Studios and was granted $25,000 in a contest designed to promote the Zoo Tycoon 2 computer game.
Don't forget to bring your camera! :D
African Safari - Go on an African Safari and observe Giraffes, Zebras, Lions, etc.
Take lots of photos!
Asian - See big cats like the Snow Leopard and Mayalan Tiger from central Asia
Elephant Encounter - Asian Elephants
From both indoor and outdoor viewing areas, visitors can view the Asian elephants in a natural habitat.
Tropical American Rain Forest
Exotic species include: black howler monkeys, sloths, a green anaconda, piranhas, dwarf caimans, and jaguars. To have a more realistic jungle feel, many species are not caged, including rainforest birds.
Visitors can view chimpanzees in a large outdoor enclosure as well as a large indoor play-area, where visitors can get eye-to-eye with the chimps. The exhibit is designed with climbing equipment to help keep the chimps mentally and physically active.
Opened in 2002, African Black-footed Penguin exhibit has special viewing windows built into the wall of the exhibit for visitors to observe the penguins under water. The design includes geo-thermal heating and cooling to regulate the water temperature for these warm water inhabitants. A water action simulator or "wave pool", plus a rocky coastline setting which imitates their natural habitat. The exhibit currently holds 20 penguins and can hold up to 30.