Press Release: 07/27/2013

Oakland Zoo Animals Feast on Donated Produce

Nicky Mora, Senior Marketing Manager/PR
(510) 632-9525 ext. 130

Oakland, CA, July 27, 2013

Saturday marks Oakland Zoo’s Feast for the Beasts event (9:00am – 3:00pm). 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. Once all the fruits and vegetables are in place, guests will leave the exhibit and watch four African elephants feast on their favorite treats such as melons, carrots, bananas, kiwi, cabbage, and celery. Each person who donates produce will receive a free ride ticket.

***Media Advisory: The best video and photo opportunities will be between 9:30am and 10:45am.***

Visitors may also watch animal feedings throughout Oakland Zoo. Feeding Schedule for Saturday, 7/27

• 9:45am & 10:15am Elephant Spreads
• 10:30am Elephant Feeding
• 11:00am Bat Feeding
• 11:30am Giraffe Feeding
• 11:45am Meerkat Feeding
• 12:15pm Baboon Feeding
• 12:45pm Tiger Feeding
• 1:15pm Otter Feeding
• 1:30pm Lemur Feeding
• 2:00pm Alligator Feeding
• 3:00pm Coati Feeding
• 3:30pm Sun Bear Feeding

The Feast for the Beasts event is included with regular Oakland Zoo admission, $11.75 for children (2-14) and seniors (65+), $15.75 for adults. Children under age 2 and seniors 80 years of age and older are FREE. Parking is $8.00 per vehicle.


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.