September 24, 2023
    Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Bob Moore Subaru want to inspire you to take action for gorilla conservation. Sunday, September 24 is World Gorilla Day, an annual, global event created by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (DFGF) to connect people to gorillas while raising awareness for the conservation of these great apes and their habitat. DFGF is one of the OKC Zoo’s legacy conservation partners and funds provided by the Zoo are used to support operations at the Karisoke Research Center. Celebrate World Gorilla Day at the Zoo complete with special activities planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Great EscApe habitat including a scavenger safari with prizes, conservation information station, photo opportunities presented by Bob Moore Subaru, Facebook live videos and more. All activities are free with Zoo admission. Go above and beyond to help gorillas by donating old or used cell phones to Gorillas on the Line and receive a free Zoo admission ticket! Small electronics frequently contain coltan and mining for this substance threatens the habitats of gorillas and other endangered species. When individuals donate used phones or other electronics, the coltan from those devices is re-used and reduces the need to mine for the compound in gorilla habitats. Gorilla fans that donate a cellphone throughout September will receive a free general admission ticket to the Zoo. These items can be dropped off for recycling in the Zoo’s guest experience office in the Entry Plaza.