Feast for the Beasts

Visit Oakland Zoo for our next annual event, Feast for the Beasts!

Visitors are encouraged to bring fresh produce to the animals. The first 250 guests through the door will receive a golden ticket to place produce inside the elephant exhibit. Each person who donates produce will receive a free ride ticket.


An Oakland Zoo Tradition

Oakland Zoo’s bi-annual “Feast for the Beasts” event gives guests the opportunity to place produce in the elephant exhibit and watch them dine. Spread produce throughout the exhibit and then watch the 9,000 pound pachyderms devour watermelons, grapes, apples, lettuce, tomatoes, and other fabulous fruits and vegetables. Visitors can learn amazing facts about animals and watch animal feedings throughout Oakland Zoo.

Check out photos from past years' Feast for the Beasts events at Oakland Zoo!

“Feast for the Beasts” Daily Details

Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

‘Golden Tickets’ will be handed out to the first 250 guests starting at 9:00am.

The Feeding Schedule below is subject to change:

Produce to Bring for the Elephants

Carrots, apples, ripe bananas, kiwi, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, whole cabbage heads, celery stalks, sweet potato, pineapple, pomegranate, and oranges.

Admission Prices:

This event is included with regular Zoo admission — regular admission prices to the Zoo are below:

  • Adults: $15.75
  • Children: $11.75
  • Children under age 2 and Seniors over age 80 are FREE.
  • Parking Fee is $8.00 (Free parking for members)
Thank you to our “Feast for the Beasts” Presenting Sponsor,
Primal Pet Foods, Inc., and to our additional sponsors, CBS 5 and KOFY-TV.