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The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum is located at 6421 E. 36th St. North, in Tulsa. Go north on Sheridan until it ends at 36th St. North. Turn right into Mohawk Park entrance (main Zoo entrance) or turn left and follow the signs to alternate park entrance. The Tulsa Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 363 days a year (closed Christmas Day and the third Friday in June).
Regular admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 - 11, $6 for seniors 65 and up. Children 2 and under are admitted free.
The zoo is located on 84 acres within Mohawk Park, which is the third largest municipal park in the United States. Currently, more than 2,800 animals are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered.
The following are some of the key exhibits at the park, but be sure to visit and see all that the Tulsa Zoo has to offer:
The Africa Exhibit houses Aldabra Tortoises, Cape Buffalo, Cheetahs, Giraffe, Kudu, Lions, Meerkats, Ostrich, and Zebra. This area is also home to the Maasai Village.
The Tropical American Rainforest houses many exotic species including the black howler monkey, anaconda, piranha, dwarf caiman, and jaguar and a variety of bird species flying freely throughout the exhibit.
The Asia Exhibit houses the Malayan Tiger and the Snow leopard from central Asia, Siamang and Spectacled Langur monkeys, and the zoo’s Asian Elephants in the Elephant Encounter.
The Oceans and Islands Exhibit houses the California Sea Lion star Dorsey and Briney, award-winning African Penguins and entertaining Black and White Ruffed Lemurs from Madagascar.
The Children’s Zoo has an area housing small farm animals that children can touch, a prairie dog exhibit, guinea hogs, llamas, river otters, kangaroos, emus, donkeys, turkeys and much more.
ONEOK Safari Train / ARVEST Wildlife Carousel: $1.50 per ticket for general admission. Round Trip: One full lap around the zoo - 2 Tickets, One-Way: from the front to the back, or the back to the front of the zoo - 1 Ticket, Carousel Ride: 1 Ticket
Camel Tours: Experience a trip camelback around our camel path, located near the Chimpanzee Connection. Camel Tours will run March 12 through October 31. Camel tickets can be purchased at Admissions or at the Camel Tour station. $5.00 for general admission
Live Animal Presentations and Demonstrations: 10:30 AM Live Animal Presentation at the Southern Lowlands Amphitheater, 1:30 PM at the Helmerich Discovery Center.
Park visitors can rent wagons, strollers and wheelchairs from the Meerkat Market gift shop. There is a parking fee of $2 per car to enter Mohawk Park from April 1 to Oct. 31 on weekends and holidays only.
Please visit http://www.tulsazoo.org/ or call 918.669.6602 for additional information.