Your Zoo Needs You

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Invest in Your Community

Invest in your community today! Our donors support Oakland Zoo because they know it’s an important resource for the whole Bay Area. Below are some ways you can share your passion for the natural world in your community and beyond. Donate Now

Friends of the Wild

Learn more about the rewards of becoming a Friend of the Wild with a gift of $1,000 or more.

Donate by Phone or Mail

Call (510)632-9525 ext. 154 or

Print and complete our donation form and mail with your check to:

Oakland Zoo
P.O. Box 5238
Oakland, CA 94605

Give Your Time

Learn how you can help by becoming a volunteer at the Zoo.

Donor Bill of Rights

Oakland Zoo supports the Donor Bill of Rights. To download a copy of the Donor Bill of Rights, click here.

Request a Donation for Your Organization

To request a donation of zoo tickets for your organization, please fill out and submit our online form. Your organization must be within a 30 mile radius of the Zoo. Requests may take up to four weeks to process. Email and phone calls are not accepted.


Make a Donation

Become a Friend of the Wild

Walk In The Wild

Memorial & Celebration Gifts

Leave Your Legacy

Other Giving Opportunities

Adopt an Animal

Animal Enrichment

Volunteer Opportunities

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