The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS/ZooFriends) is a 501 (c) 3 and was created in 1954 to support and promote the Zoo and its four purposes of education, conservation, zoological research and recreation. OZS does this through membership drives, annual fundraising, capital campaigns, marketing, special events and public relations.
With more than 21,800 member families, OZS works in partnership with the Zoo in raising funds for special programs, exhibits, education, animal welfare, conservation initiatives worldwide and research projects. A volunteer board of directors serves as the governing body for OZS.
OZS plans and produces three annual fundraising events held on Zoo grounds, ZooBrew, Ostrich Egg Breakfast and Zoobilation. OZS also hosts the Capture the Wild Zoo Photo Contest to help produce a colorful ZooFriends calendar distributed to ZooFriends members each winter.
ZooTroop is a group of young professionals helping to carry out the mission of the Oklahoma Zoological Society.
Learn about the people behind the scenes and what they do.
The people who volunteer their time and govern the Oklahoma Zoological Society.
Board of Directors