Tulsa Zoo fundraiser for its sea lion exhibit

Tuesday, January 31st 2006, 10:38 am
By: News On 6

It's a first in Tulsa, the Sea Lion Splash.

The Tulsa Zoo and the Rotary Club is sponsoring a miniature rubber sea lion race at the lagoon at RiverWest Festival Park. You can buy numbered tickets that correspond to numbers on the rubber sea lions.

On April 1st, 10,000 sea lions will splash into the water, and then dock dogs will dive in and retrieve the winners. Prizes range from zoo memberships to a trip for four to the San Diego Zoo. All of the money raised will go towards building a new California Sea Lion Exhibit.

Tulsa Zoo director Stephen Walker: "We will have a new facility that will be larger, have salt water that will be more healthful for the animal; we'll have a renovated holding area for these animals.”

And the new exhibit will also be able to house more sea lions. Tickets are $10 and they go on sale starting Wednesday. You can get them by calling 669-6637 or you can get them online at the Tulsa Zoo's website.