Stingray exhibit opens at Oklahoma City Zoo

Oklahoma City Zoo visitors can touch and feed stingrays at the zoo's new Stingray Bay exhibit.
by Matt Patterson Modified: July 22, 2013 at 10:00 am •  Published: July 22, 2013

“There is a lot behind the scenes that visitors don't really see,” Komarek said. “But what goes on behind the scenes is critical to what people experience.”

Zoo Director Dwight Scott said the decision to open the stingray exhibit was the product of a request from the Zoological Trust to come up with a new attraction.

“We put together a list of ideas, and the one who had the most wow to it was the stingray experience,” Scott said.

The ability for guests to participate in feeding was one reason why stingrays were selected. While most of the zoo's attractions are hands-off, this one offers something a little different.

“The animals are beautiful and very serene,” Scott said. “The facility is beautiful, as well.”

by Matt Patterson
Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun....
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If you go

Stingray Bay is open Sundays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 7. It is $3 per person to enter and an additional $2 per cup of food.

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