Zoo funding in regional cities

A comparison of the Oklahoma City Zoo's budget and funding as compared to other regional cities.
Modified: July 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm •  Published: July 2, 2012
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AT A GLANCE

Zoo funding in regional cities

Annual budget and funding figures are from the current or most recent fiscal year available in each city. Budget figures represent operating costs and any capital expenses outside of private fundraising campaigns. Tax money figures represent dedicated funding sources and city-paid management fees.

Oklahoma City

• Total budget:

$21.8 million

• Portion from tax

money: 57 percent

• Admission for one adult: $8

Albuquerque, N.M.

• Total budget:

$15 million

• Portion from tax

money: 87 percent

• Admission for one adult: $7

Fort Worth, Texas

• Total budget:

$22 million

• Portion from tax

money: 23 percent

• Admission for one adult: $12

Little Rock, Ark.

• Total budget:

$6.5 million

• Portion from tax

money: 50 percent

• Admission for one adult: $10

St. Louis

• Total budget:

$69.7 million

• Portion from tax

money: 29 percent

• Admission for one adult: Free. Some individual attractions have fees.

Tulsa

• Total budget:

$9.1 million

• Portion from tax

money: 50 percent, plus utility bills.

• Admission for one adult: $8

Sources: Zoo officials in listed cities


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