Tulsa zoo has been providing topnotch family-friendly recreation for 90 years. It also offers natural science education as well as wildlife conservation. The zoo is run and maintained by the Tulsa government and the Tulsa Zoo Management Inc. Tulsa Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The aim of the zoo is to inspire passion for wildlife and the animal kingdom. The zoo is located at the Mohawk Park which is one of the largest municipal parks found in the United States.
There have been many conservation efforts in which the Tulsa Zoo is involved. Examples of these are the push for the reduced use of palm oil, efforts for encouraging ocean conservation, and FrogWatch USA.
The zoo houses many attractions. One of these is the Lost Kingdom: Elephants. This part has 2.5 acres in it which is enough to accommodate three elephants and an Elephant Interpretive Center which is intended to highlight the life of the Asian elephant species. You can also find a life size elephant structure that can be climbed upon.
Another attraction is the Tropical American Rain Forest which is a natural-looking re-creation of the Central and South American rain forest ecosystem. The walkthrough exhibit is a simulation of the total experience of the rainforest with 80 degree temperature and a humidity level of 85 percent. Here you can find exotic species of animals in over 13,000 square feet of indoor space. You will be mesmerized by piranhas, jaguars, a green anaconda, black howler monkeys, etc. You will find many species that are not caged in this attraction.
The closest hotel is Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Airport located 3.1 miles away
6421 E 36th St North Tulsa, OK 74115