Mission, Vision & Values


Inspiring passion for wildlife in every guest, every day.


Tulsa Zoo VISION

To be the premier family recreation destination and the leading wildlife education and conservation resource in



Tulsa Zoo VALUES

Excellence – We have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement. We are encouraged to take initiative to improve the guest experience. We reject the status quo because we value creativity and diversity. We constantly challenge and stretch ourselves to learn new things and to grow both personally and professionally.


Integrity – We act with integrity in everything we do.  Honesty, ethics, accountability and social responsibility are fundamental to success.  Our behavior must consistently reflect the zoo’s core values during both good and bad times.


Teamwork – We are an organization that expects collaboration from and within the team in order to achieve the zoo mission and the growth and development of staff and facilities.  We approach situations, challenges and new ideas with an open mind.  We go above and beyond, together, for every guest every time.


Stewardship – We will ensure responsible stewardship of the human and financial resources entrusted to us. We recognize our responsibility to be active participants in our local communities as well as the important part our communities play in supporting our efforts in education, conservation and outreach.


Conservation – We believe in a proactive approach to the preservation of the natural world. Animal care and conservation are the heart of our organization. We value our animal collection.


Fun – We look for humor, fun and fulfillment in our daily work. We want our organization to have a positive, unique and memorable impact for our guests and employees. We celebrate and embrace our diversity and each person's individuality.