Join the Zoo family as a Friend of the Wild!

donate to our annual fund Our Friends of the Wild are members who help ensure the health and well-being of all animals and provide support for our conservation and education programs. Friends of the Wild members donate $1,000 or more and enjoy the following benefits.

Friends of the Wild Membership Levels

Zoologist $1,000
  • FREE admission→ Four named adults and up to four children age 17 and younger. You may leave the third and fourth name blank which will allow you to bring two guests with you on every visit.
  • FREE parking
  • DISCOUNTED or FREE admission to over 125 reciprocal zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • DISCOUNTS at the Gift Shop, for Zoo Camp, Birthday Parties, and special events
  • Invitation to private FOW evening at the Zoo
  • Invitation to private FOW ZooLights Celebration
  • Recognition on Donor Board in Flamingo Plaza
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
Curator $2,500 All the above, plus:
  • FREE admission for two people to our Conservation Speaker Series
  • FREE Docent tour for up to six people
Veterinarian $5,000 All the above, plus:
  • Additional FREE Docent tour for up to 6 for you to contribute to a school or charity event
  • FREE private animal feeding for up to 6 people
Director $10,000 All the above benefits plus:
  • Private lunch and Zoo tour for up to six people with Oakland Zoo’s CEO, Dr. Joel Parrott
Ambassador $25,000+ All the above, plus personalized benefits.
Click the ‘Contribute’ button above or download a printable donation form.

Questions? Please contact Nick Driver at or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 159


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