Tulsa Zoo

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The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum is a zoo and living museum located in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA. The Tulsa Zoo is owned by the city of Tulsa and is part of the Tulsa Parks Department. The zoo is located in Mohawk Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. The zoo has nearly 1,500 animals, covering 436 species.

The Tulsa Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums.

America's Favorite Zoo

In 2005, the Tulsa Zoo was named as "America's Favorite Zoo" by Microsoft Game Studios and was granted $25,000 in a contest designed to promote the Zoo Tycoon 2 computer game. The contest counted votes from zoo visitors across the country for many of America's top zoos, including the San Diego Zoo and the Bronx Zoo.

Religious controversy

The Tulsa Zoo attracted national media attention in 2005 when a group complained about the mention of evolutionary theory and the inclusion of religious icons, theories, and beliefs in zoo displays, including a statue of the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha as part of the elephant exhibition.Tom Droege,, Tulsa World, June 10, 2005. The Tulsa Park Board responded by voting to add a display on Creationism., Associated Press report in USA Today, June 9, 2005., Morning Edition on NPR, July 6, 2005. The board subsequently reconsidered and reversed its decision,...
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