Zoo Exhibits

Here is just a taste of what you will experience when you visit the Tulsa Zoo! 


Robert J. LaFortune WildLIFE Trek 

The Robert J. LaFortune WildLIFE Trek features an interactive keeper chat area and training wall at the grizzly bear exhibit as well as a naturalistic habitat featuring a two story waterfall and wading pond for the bears. Guests will find features such as these throughout the complex plus old favorites, such as the zoo’s original cave exhibit. With many exciting features, old and new, this complex will thrill all who decide to take a trek through the wild on their next visit!


Africa Exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo

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, giraffe, lions and meerkats. This area also is home to a recreation of a typical Maasai village from Africa. This particular display consists of three huts: a family hut, an elder hut  and a hut under construction, to illustrate techniques and materials used by these people to build their dwellings.

Tropical American Rainforest Exhibt at the Tulsa Zoo
Tropical American Rainforest

A living re-creation of a Central and South American rainforest environment, this exhibit incorporates great expanses of translucent panels that illuminate the canopy of the rain forest, while a path along the jungle floor takes visitors through live, lush tropical vegetation. The building is nearly 50-feet high at its central point and houses many exotic species, including the black howler monkey, anaconda, piranha, dwarf caiman, and jaguar. A variety of bird species fly freely throughout this interactive exhibit. A backdrop of pre-Columbian ruins enhances the indoor/outdoor habitat for jaguars. The native human cultures of this region are highlighted throughout the exhibit.

Dave Zucconi Conservation Center at the Tulsa Zoo
Dave Zucconi Conservation Center

This multi-purpose facility houses a variety of animals from birds and primates to reptiles and fish. Within the Conservation Center building are displays such as the Secrets of Survival exhibit, which demonstrates the characteristics that help animals and plants survive in their environment. The Reptile Nursery allows visitors to watch as baby reptiles emerge from their eggs in incubators and talk with reptile keepers as they work.

Asia Exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo

See big cats like the Malayan tiger and the snow leopard from central Asia. Visit 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 Asian Elephants. The Elephant Encounter offers regular demonstrations for the public in our demonstration yard. tch the keepers walk the elephants through their training and enrichment exercises and view the elephants in their outdoor yards.  Check the activity schedule for current times.

Oceans and Islands Exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo
Oceans and Islands

This area of the zoo represents animals from the world's oceans and islands. Our keystone exhibit is the Helmerich Sea Lion Cove, home to Dorsey, Reyes and Cisco. Be sure to check out our award-winning African Penguin exhibit and the entertaining black and white ruffed lemurs from Madagascar.

Childrens Zoo Exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo
Children’s Zoo

The Children’s Zoo is home to our Contact Yard, an area housing small farm animals that children can touch. One popular spot is the prairie dog exhibit.  Guests can watch our resident family of prairie dogs interact. In addition, the area houses guinea hogs, llamas, river otters, kangaroos, emus, turkeys and more.

Educatin Area Exhibit  at the Tulsa Zoo
Education Areas

The zoo offers many areas to gain a better understanding of our natural world.  Through educational signage and hands-on opportunities, these areas provide guests with a unique experience.  These areas include the Helmerich Discovery Center, the Oklahoma Trail, the Sensory Garden, the Lang Memorial Garden, and the COX Nature Exchange.