Africa: The South end of the zoo is home to the African area and is one of the most popular with guests. Many unique and awe-inspiring animals are housed in this region including Aldabra Tortoises, Cape Buffalo, Cheetahs, Giraffe, Greater Kudu, African Lions, Slender-tailed Meerkats, Ostrich, and Grant's Zebra. This area is also home to the Masai Village.
Tropical American Rainforest: A living re-creation of a Central and South American rain forest environment comes to life in the Tulsa Zoo's Tropical American Rain Forest exhibit. The exhibit incorporates great expanses of translucent panels which illuminate the canopy of the rain forest, while a path along the jungle floor takes visitors through stands of live, lush tropical vegetation. The building is nearly 50' high at its central point and houses many exotic species including the Black howler monkey, Green anaconda, Red-bellied piranha, Dwarf caiman, and a Jaguar. A backdrop of pre-Columbian ruins enhances the indoor/outdoor habitat for jaguars. The native human cultures of this region are also highlighted throughout the exhibit. A variety of bird species fly freely throughout this interactive exhibit.
Asia: See some big cats like the Malayan Tiger and the Snow leopard from central Asia. This Exhibit also contains the Siamang Overlook which is a viewing deck offering excellent views of Siamang and Spectacled Langur monkeys. One of the more popular Asian exhibits is the Elephant Encounter which houses the zoo’s Indian Elephants.
Oceans and Islands: This area of the Zoo represents animals from the world's oceans and islands. Our keystone exhibit is the California Sea Lion exhibit with thestars, Dorsey and Briney. A brand new Sea Lion exhibit is being designed that will allow for a better experience for both visitors and the zoo's sea lions. You can also see the award-winning African Penguin exhibit and the entertaining Black and White Ruffed Lemurs from Madagascar.
Children’s Zoo: The Children’s Zoo is home to the Contact Yard, an area housing small farm animals that children can touch. One popular spot in the Children’s Zoo is the prairie dog exhibit. Guests can watch resident family of Black-tailed prairie dogs interact. In addition, the area houses Guinea hogs, Llamas, North American river otters, Red kangaroos, Emus, Donkeys, Turkeys and much more.
Southwest Desert: This is to depict the harshness and beauty of the desert and to show how various life
forms adapt to this environment and relate to one another. See the Collared peccary, Kit fox, Cacomistle, Elf owl, Greater roadrunner, Gila monster, Sidewinder, and the Chuckwalla.
Arctic Tundra: This is to familiarize the visitor with the harsh beauty of this environment and to
illustrate some basic adaptations and relationships of wildlife and man. There are Polar bears, Arctic fox, Snowy owl, and Musk-ox are featured in this attraction.
Wetlands: This area shows the functions and value of the wetlands as a critical element in nature’s ecosystem and the need for conservation methods to control their decline. To identify the life forms that make their homes in the wetlands.