Main Entrance doors open early at 9:00am for the first 250 guests donating produce. A golden ticket to spread produce in the elephant exhibit will be administered. Once all food is in place, guests will exit the exhibit to watch the elephants enjoy their treats. Stick around after the elephant feeding, explore the Zoo, and see curious coatis and one of the most endangered animals in the world, the cotton-top tamarin, at the Grand Opening of our Animales de los Arboles exhibit.
Saturday, March 30 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
This program is free with regular Zoo Admission.
Parking Fee: $8.00 for non-members. FREE for members.
Main Entrance. Please park in the Upper Parking Lot and proceed to the Main Entrance. Limited tickets will be handed out starting at 9:00am. All other event activities will be located throughout the Zoo.
Contact: Zoo Information Line
Phone: (510) 632-9525
Note: If weather or mud is a factor, guests will not be able to enter the elephant exhibit; other arrangements for the elephant feeding will be made.
Grand Opening of the Animales de los Arboles. Visit the exhibit early to get a coati mask while supplies last.
Oakland Zoo supports ARCAS in Guatemala, a wildlife center that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases animals such as coatis. These animals were confiscated from smugglers attempting to sell them into the illegal pet trade. They also rescue parrots, macaws, monkeys, ocelots and jaguars and other Central American species.
Here are some of the elephants' favorite foods: