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Oklahoma Zoo Safari USA is an Oklahoma Teaching Zoo and Oklahoma Zoological Park providing an education about animals and wildlife conservation. Oklahoma Zoo Safari USA is located in a beautiful valley in rural Northeast Oklahoma, south of the small town of Locust Grove. It is a unique Oklahoma Zoological Park that is committed to providing an educational experience to visitors young and old alike. Oklahoma Zoo Safari USA’s mission is to provide an educational experience to visitors and to provide an awareness of the animals and plants in which we share our world, and to show a commitment to the future through the continuing development of this facility and to provide a unique vision for all.

Oklahoma Zoo Safari USA is a non-profit organization that runs exclusively on donations and is a fully-functioning Oklahoma Zoo which concentrates on smaller animals that are not seen on a regular basis. Oklahoma Zoo Safari USA is also an Oklahoma Teaching Zoo, helping others to convey and understand the message of Wildlife Conservation.

Oklahoma Zoo Safari USA’s mission: To raise community consciousness toward to the welfare of animals and to provide public education in the care and welfare of animals, to promote community involvement; to provide internship for students in all animal related studies and sciences, and to eventually offer scholarships for students studying animal sciences.

It is Oklahoma Zoo Safari USA’s lecture and presentation season. Our team will travel throughout eastern Oklahoma and northeast Arkansas to lecture to children and adults about Zoo Safari USA and the animals we share our world with.

So for the teachers and other educators, now is the time to schedule an appointment for your classroom or the entire school, and please give us at least a minimum of two weeks notice to schedule. Please call 1-918-386-2203 to schedule.

 

ZOO SAFARI USA MAKES AN IMPACT ON YOUNG LIVES

 

Over the years the staff of Zoo Safari USA have asked ourselves, “Have we made an impact with our educational programs”, the answer is yes.

On January 1, 2016  a young man informed Director, Maria Jinks, that because of Zoo Safari USA coming to the classroom he has gone on to college and is studying to become an Environmental Conservationist. His goal is to work for the state of Oklahoma and study bats.

Zoo Safari USA is dedicated to educating and inspiring children about the natural world, not just in Oklahoma or the United States but around the world.

By donating just $5.00 dollars you can help Zoo Safari USA continue its goal of educating and inspiring children about the natural world and its wildlife.

To donate you can go to the donate tab at the top of this page and choose your donation amount.

When you donate, you make a difference!

 

Over the last 25 years we have educated people from ages 7 years to 77+ years. Each time we visit a assisted living facility, school, daycare, birthday parties or special events it is always exciting for us and for those we meet and educate. For us to see a child’s face light up when Cooper the Fennec Fox is brought out, or when they get to hold Rosie the Red Tail Boa and their smile gets so big it fills the room, it brings such joy to our hearts.

Our mission is not just to go out to schools, daycare’s, and special events, but to have Zoo Safari USA become a teaching zoo. Where we can educate students on the day to day operations of a zoo, taking care of the needs of different species of animals, educating visitors, exhibit design and school lectures.

 

IF WE DO NOT GET THE DONATIONS NEEDED WE WILL HAVE TO SHUT THE GATES!!!

 

 

With your donation we can continue our mission and move forward. So Please donate today, every dollar counts.

You can go directly to the Save Zoo Safari USA!!! GoFundMe.com page from here:

 

 

Remember $5.00 can go a long way!

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ZOO SAFARI  USA & STAFF MAY BE AWAY DOING SPECIAL EVENTS. 

PLEASE CALL 1-918-386-2203 TO MAKE SURE WE ARE OPEN.

  2016 EVENTS/LECTURES

                                                                    KEOK 102.1 Lake Country Radio Interview, January 29th at 9:00 am

                                                                                                        Pryor Jr. High School February 9th

                                                                      KEOK 102.1 Lake Country Radio Interview, February 26th at 9:00 am

                                                          Belk’s Department Store is Owasso Oklahoma, March 12 from 12 noon until 3:00

                                                     KEOK 102.1 Lake Country Radio Interview, March 25th at 9:00 am

                                               Northeastern State University (NSU) Big Event, April 2nd 9:00 am-2:00 pm   

                                                    *Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, Tahlequah Oklahoma, April 16th 9:00 am

                                               * Exchange Club Chili & BBQ Cook Off, Muskogee Oklahoma, April 9th 9:00 am-4:00 pm

                                                    KEOK 102.1 Lake Country Radio Interview, April 22nd, 9:00 am

                                         *Red Fern Festival, Tahlequah Oklahoma, April 29th, 30th & May 1st

                                               Belk’s Department Store in Owasso Oklahoma  April 30th 6:00 am-10:00 am

                                                            Pratt Elementary School, Sand Springs Oklahoma, May 3rd 

                                                   Lincoln Elementary School  Special Needs Class, Pryor Oklahoma, May 5th

                                                                 Grace Living Center, Tahlequah Oklahoma, May 12th 

                                                             *Stilwell Strawberry Festival. Stilwell Oklahoma, May 14th

                                                         Locust Grove High School, Locust Grove, Oklahoma, May 17th 

                                                         KEOK 102.1 Lake Country Radio Interview, May 27th, 9:00 am

                                                                                                           *Locust Grove Library, May 31st

                                                                     Peggs Oklahoma summer school program, June 14th 

                                                                  Whispering Pines Apt. Muskogee Oklahoma, June 17th

                                                                   Big Blast Fireworks, Sand Springs Oklahoma, June 18th

                                                                 KEOK  102.1 Lakes Country Radio Interviews, June 29th

                                                                                         *Hog Wild BBQ in Chandler Oklahoma, June 25th

                                                           KEOK  102.1 Lakes Country Radio Interviews, July 29th, 9:00 am

                                                                    Cherokee Elder Care-Turtle Round Up, August 13th

                                            Tahlequah Main StreetBig Jim’s Bike Rally, August 20th 1:00 pm

                                                         KEOK  102.1 Lakes Country Radio Interviews, August 26th, 9:00 am

                                                             Tractor Supply, Tahlequah Oklahoma, September 17th 10:00 am-2:00 pm

                                          HARPS Grocery Store, Locust Grove Oklahoma, Customer Appreciation Day, September 24th

                                                  American Castings–Family Day, Pryor Oklahoma, October 1st, 11:00 am-3:00 pm

                                                                                Sand Spring Pumpkin Patch

                                                                              Saturday 8th, 9:00 am-7:00 pm

                                               Friday & Saturday 14th & 15th, Friday 9:00 am-12 noon—Saturday 9:00 am-7:00 pm

                                                                             Saturday 22nd, 9:00 am-7:00 pm

                                               Friday & Saturday 28th & 29th,  Friday 9:00 am-12 noon—Saturday 9:00 am-7:00 pm

                                               

Read about Neeko and her amazing story!

NEEKO 25 (NEEKO'S STORY)
 Zoo Safari USA has started a funding campaign through GoFundMe to build Neeko a new and improved exhibit. The exhibit will have two indoor holding areas where Animal Care Staff will be able to safely interact with her. The outdoor exhibit will be 10 times larger than the area she is in now. It will have rock formations for her to rest on, be high enough to show off Neeko’s jumping abilities, and a pool to splash around in.
You can donate to Neeko’s New Home at GoFundMe.com
 “It is not just that animals make the world more scenic or picturesque.  The lives of animals are woven into our very being – closer than our own breathing – and our soul will suffer when they are gone.”
                                                                                                                        Gary Kowalski
Zoo Safari USA is licensed through:                                                                                                                                                                                              United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)                                                                                                                                                                Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Zoo Safari USA are members of:                                                                                                                                                                                                     American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK)                                                                                                                                                                     Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce

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