Press Release: April 9, 2012

Earth Day 2012: Take Action for Animals

Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director
(510) 632-9525 ext. 130 (510) 632-9525, ext. 122

Oakland, CA, April 14, 2012

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, Oakland Zoo will celebrate Earth Day from 10:00am - 3:00pm, with the theme, "Take Action for Animals." Dozens of Bay Area environmental organizations will take part to offer Earth Stations throughout the Zoo. There will also be animal presentations, live entertainment featuring Orange Sherbet at 12:00pm and 2:30pm (kid's band), face painting, interactive activities, and a dance party. Also, a sustainable milling demonstration will be featured at 2:30pm in the lower park. This day-long event is also a chance for families to learn more about their favorite animals and the Zoo's conservation efforts around that special species. Our goal is to educate our community about wildlife and inspire taking action for animals through our unique Earth Day Celebration! For more information, go to

All ages are welcome for a day of fun, learning, and inspiration. The 2012 Earth Day event at Oakland Zoo is included with regular Zoo admission ($9.75 for children/seniors; $13.75 for adults; parking $7.00). Bring a used ink cartridge or cell phone to recycle and receive a free train ride.


The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at