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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.

 

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Every month Zoo Safari USA honors a business that supports the zoo, whether the business lets us place a donation jar on their counter or donates goods and services.

 

 This month we honor Builders Wholesale & Hardware Supply in Locust Grove Oklahoma for letting Zoo Safari USA place a donation jar on the counter.

If you are ever in Locust Grove stop by Builders Wholesale & Hardware Supply and thank them for their great support of Zoo Safari USA.

If you own a business and would like to support Zoo Safari USA call 918-386-2203 or email: thelearningzoo@ymail.com

 

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NEWEST RESCUE!

 

This is Niles the Green Iguana our latest rescued animal.

 

 

Niles (his original name was Izzy), was found abandoned in a house that the renter had been evicted from. He had been there for 2 weeks before he was discovered hanging from curtains in the living room. The gentleman that had caught him gave us a call and wanted to know if we could take him, and of course we said yes.

 

Zoo Safari USA has rescued over 60 different exotics over the years and there around 25 rescued and unwanted animals in our collection.

 

When we take in an animal, we nurse it back to health (some of them come to us with medical problems), give them a home, and eventually we use some of them in our educational programs.

 

You can help us today to continue our mission of rescuing these unwanted animals by donating. Click here.

 

Thank You

 

Director

Maria Jinks

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

 

 This first time event will be at Sequoyah Park in downtown Tahlequah Oklahoma 

                                                                                          

 

 TahlequaH2O Celebration

August 19th 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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Had a long weekend and need the kids to burn off that last bit of energy.

Visit the KIDZ ZONE and while you relax the kids can play on the big toy and visit with Zoo Safari USA

 

KIDZ ZONE

September 4th  3:00 pm-7:00 pm

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Come visit Zoo Safari USA at the Diamond Head Resort, have fun and enjoy the music.

 

 

GRDA Scenic Rivers Fall Fest 2017

 

September 9th 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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Come to Skiatook Pioneer Days and enjoy the food, crafts, parade then stroll over to Zoo Safari USA and visit with the animals and staff.

 

Skiatook Pioneer Days

 

September 16th 10:00 am-5:00 pm

 

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 NEW TIME!!

Listen monthly for Zoo Safari USA on Lakes Country 102.1 radio 

Listen in on August 25th, 2017 at 8:30 am

 

www.lakescountry1021.com

 

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 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!

 

An interview with Director Maria Jinks

 

 

 

     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 touch a snake for the first time it such brings 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.

 

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

Click here to go our donation page

 

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.

 “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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