Feast for the Beasts Event at Oakland Zoo

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

Contact: Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR

(510) 632-9525 ext. 130

nmora@oaklandzoo.org

Feast for the Beasts Event at Oakland Zoo

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Oakland CA – July 23, 2011… this Saturday is Oakland Zoo’s bi-annual Feast for the Beasts event (9:00am – 3:00pm). Visitors have the rare opportunity to donate fresh produce to the animals. The first 250 guests through the door will receive a golden ticket to enter the elephant enclosure, before the hungry herd. It’s a chance to spread produce throughout the exhibit and then watch the pachyderms devour watermelons, grapes, apples, lettuce, tomatoes, and other fabulous fruits and vegetables. 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 10:30am.***

Visitors may also help zookeepers craft enrichment items for the animals, participate in face painting, learn amazing facts about animals, see live performances, and watch animal feedings throughout the Oakland Zoo.

  • 9:45am & 10:15am Elephant Spreads
  • 10:30am Elephant Feeding
  • 11:00am Bat Feeding
  • 11:30am Giraffe Feeding
  • 11:45am Meerkat Feeding
  • 12:30pm Baboon Feeding
  • 1:15pm Otter Feeding
  • 1:30pm Lemur Feeding
  • 2:00pm Alligator Feeding
  • 2:30pm Tiger Feeding
  • 3:30pm Sun Bear Feeding
The Feast for the Beasts event is included with regular Oakland Zoo admission.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

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 www.oaklandzoo.org.

The East Bay Zoological Society has managed and operated both the Zoo and surrounding Knowland Park for the City of Oakland since 1982. Under its management, the Oakland Zoo presents an award-winning experience for visitors, fosters knowledge and understanding of animals and the environment through educational programs, and has earned national awards and international acclaim for its animal management and endangered species programs. Over the years, exhibit by exhibit, the Oakland Zoo has been reinvigorated and revitalized, making it a place where animals thrive and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit our website at www.oaklandzoo.org.

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