Date and Time

Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost and Fees

Free with admission


No registration is required


Contact: Carol Moen Wing
Phone: 510 632-9525 x227

Additional Program Information

We'll have so many ways to learn about and celebrate lions today - there's lots to roar about!

  • All day: Come watch the lions explore the new enrichment in their exhibit!
  • 1:00pm: Lion Keeper Alicia Powers will give a talk about our Oakland Zoo lions, at the main lion viewing area
  • All day: Visit stations from our lion conservation partners to learn more about saving wild lions in Africa and California
  • Get your face painted to look like a lion
  • Take a selfie at our "I Love Lions" photo booth and share your love for lions on social media
  • Shop for beautiful handmade crafts and support the Uganda Carnivore Program, which works to save lions, leopards and hyenas in Africa
  • Learn more about mountain lions and Oakland Zoo's upcoming California Trail
  • Give lions a hand - see how your hand print compares with a lion's paw print and make some awesome art
  • YOU can take action for wildlife by joining us for Lion Appreciation Day, learning about lion conservation and then sharing what you know, and supporting our conservation partners:
  • Click here to learn more about how you can help the Uganda Carnivore Program.
  • Click here to learn more about how you can help Ewaso Lions in Kenya.
  • Click here to sign a petition encouraging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to fast-track a listing of the African lion under the Endangered Species Act.


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