Support Capital Needs

An important part of the mission of Oakland Zoo is to provide the best care for our animals. In order to continue to be a leader in animal care and habitat design, we must keep ahead of current standards for animal enclosures. To contribute to ongoing capital needs at the Zoo, please contact us at (510) 746-7137.

In 2015, the Oakland Zoo broke ground on the California Trail, a transformational project.
CALIFORNIA TRAIL is a new 56-acre expansion that will engage visitors in the exploration of our state's natural past, present, and future. CALIFORNIA TRAIL will solidify Oakland Zoo as a leader in conservation education and stewardship of the natural world, creating new oppportunities to collaborate with scientists and local wildlife organizations working to preserve, protect, and promote our state's natural history.

  • Educating the public about California native species and their iplace in our state's human and natural history
  • Promoting conservation efforts at the local level as well as national and international
  • We become a HUB for conservation messaging and outreach to the public
  • Sharing the story of California with an unforgettable 9-county Bay Area view
  • Inspiring a new generation of Californians to protect the precious resources that are in danger of being lost


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