Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
in Zoos
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stoneposse
N 36° 12.783 W 095° 54.337
15S E 238795 N 4011494
Located in Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK.
Waymark Code: WM211
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 09/28/2005
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member bamageek
Views: 55

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On May 26, 1927, Park Superintendent Will O. Doolittle presented a report to the Tulsa Park Board. "We have already begun plans for the development of 250 acres of Mohawk Park...for the creation of a prominent and adequate zoological garden and game preserve," he stated.

The first step involved securing private support and a zoological society was incorporated on October 18, 1927. The City then hired its first zoo director: M.E. Erwin was a young local who had shown an unusual interest in zoological work. The zoo opened with approximately 35 animals, including "Boxer," a brown bear; "Bozo," a black bear; and "Waco," a rhesus monkey. The care of these animals fell to a staff of 5 employees.

Currently, nearly 1,500 animals (436 species) are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered. The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum is accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums, and is an accredited Botanical Garden as well.

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Zoo Website address: [Web Link]

Admission Cost: Not Listed

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