Fourteen Iconic Bison from ‘Pablo Allard’ Historic Herd Brought to Oakland Zoo’s California Trail by Blackfeet Nation of Montana
Oakland Zoo 11-Apr-2018
Cultural leaders, elders and members of the Blackfeet Nation (of the Blackfeet Native American Reservation in Browning, Montana) gathered ceremoniously yesterday in transferring 14 of their newly restored bison herd onto a truck headed to Oakland Zoo as part of the Zoo’s ‘California Trail’ expansion.
Zookeepers Help Acclimate Gray Wolves to New Habitat at Oakland Zoo’s California Trail
Oakland Zoo 04-Apr-2018
A pair of gray wolves have settled into their habitat at Oakland Zoo’s California Trail. The two wolves, Sequoia and Siskiyou, arrived in late December; however, due to the nature of wolves being very skittish and shy, zookeepers allowed them to adapt to their new home slowly. In an effort to get the wolves used to people watchers, zookeepers have been conducting “Wolf Acclimation Sessions” for the past month.
New Habitat Completed for Rescued Black Bears at Oakland Zoo’s Upcoming California Trail
Oakland Zoo 25-Jan-2018
The first animal arrivals of Oakland Zoo’s upcoming California Trail, a mother Black bear and her three cubs rescued last summer, have been successfully introduced to their newly-built, 1.5-acre habitat at the Zoo’s new California Trail expansion, opening to the public in June 2018.
Oakland Zoo Rebrands to Better Demonstrate Conservation Purpose
Oakland Zoo 22-Jan-2018
Oakland Zoo’s governing organization, the East Bay Zoological Society, is now renamed the Conservation Society of California and is 'Taking Action For Wildlife.'
Third Mountain Lion Cub, Found Near-Death, Rescued and Finds Home at Oakland Zoo’s California Trail
Oakland Zoo 09-Jan-2018
In just over one month, three separate orphaned mountain lion cubs have been rescued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and have found sanctuary at Oakland Zoo. The most recent and also youngest, arrived the night of December 23 in severe critical condition, even more so than the first two cubs.
New Lemurs Make their Home at Oakland Zoo
Oakland Zoo 20-Dec-2017
The ‘king and queen’ have arrived, maybe by name only, but we are happy to welcome our two new Crowned Lemurs to Oakland Zoo!
Orphaned Mountain Lion Cubs Taken in by Oakland Zoo
Oakland Zoo 13-Dec-2017
Two orphaned mountain lion cubs have been taken in by Oakland Zoo in coordination with the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Feline Conservation Center, both found in Orange County.
National Bison Day with Oakland Zoo, Blackfeet Nation and Wildlife Conservation Society in Joint Bison Restoration Project
Oakland Zoo 01-Dec-2017
Cultural Leaders and Elder of the Blackfeet Nation Reservation speak about the Iinnii Initiative, restoring the American Bison to Blackfeet Nation’s tribal lands and to Oakland Zoo’s California Trail Expansion
Oakland Zoo Mourns Loss of Beloved Tiki, Likely the Most Well-Known Giraffe in Captivity
Oakland Zoo 16-Nov-2017
At 28 years of age, Tiki reached 95 in ‘equivalent giraffe years;’ her impact on researchers’ understanding of giraffe behavior and intelligence, and on both her own zookeepers and those around the world, is tremendous.
Oakland Zoo Acquires Zebras from Safari West
Oakland Zoo 01-Nov-2017
Two young male zebras join Oakland Zoo from Safari West, the move took place before the recent North Bay Fires.
Action for Wildlife: Oakland Zoo Raises $126,000 for Conservation Organizations
Oakland Zoo 23-Oct-2017
Oakland Zoo has raised over $126,000 for animals in the wild in the past year through ‘Quarters for Conservation,’ an ongoing program where 25¢ of every ticket sold is designated for the Zoo’s conservation partners worldwide. The contribution total is a 20% increase over last year’s efforts.
Oakland Zoo Acquires Three “R.O.U.S.” Rodents of Unusual Size
Oakland Zoo 09-Oct-2017
A new species, called Agouti, has arrived at Oakland Zoo and is now on exhibit in the Zoo’s expansive, recently opened rainforest aviary habitat. The new Agouti cohabitate with macaws and currasow (bird species) inside their 219,000 square cubic foot exhibit, as these three species naturally share the same environment in the wild.
New Baby Welcomed by Baboon Troop, Grows to Sixteen at Oakland Zoo
Oakland Zoo 27-Sep-2017
Oakland Zoo announces the arrival of a new baby baboon, Kito, a male born the morning of September 2, 2017. This marks the eighth baboon birth in four years, bringing the troop’s total to sixteen and officially one of the largest baboon troops at a U.S. Zoo.
Healthy Living Festival Urges Seniors to Call on Congress
Oakland Zoo 21-Sep-2017
Hosted at the Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Healthy Living Festival is the largest free health resource fair for seniors in the county.
Oakland Zoo & National Parks Service Release Critically Endangered Frogs to Bolster Wild Populations
Oakland Zoo 30-Aug-2017
Tadpoles were emergency-airlifted to Oakland Zoo to be raised and released back into their natal lakes as healthy adult frogs in hopes of restoring their dwindling populations in the wild.
Oakland Zoo Expansion Benefits Entire Region
Erin Harrison 03-Jul-2017
Four Black Bears Transferred to Oakland Zoo Under Unique Circumstances
Erin Harrison, Jordan Traverso 15-Jun-2017
Oakland Zoo Presents 25th Annual Walk in the Wild: An Epicurean Escapade
Erin Harrison 11-Jun-2017
Aerial Gondola and Hilltop Restaurant Opening at Oakland Zoo’s Monumental California Trail Expansion
Erin Harrison 10-Jun-2017
Oakland Zoo’s “Celebrating Elephants” Evening Gala and Day Event to Benefit Elephants in Africa, Sponsored by The Oakland A’s
Oakland Zoo 16-May-2017
Three Baby Otter Pups Now on Exhibit—In Time for Mother’s Day at Oakland Zoo!
Oakland Zoo 08-May-2017
Oakland Zoo, Golden Gate Audubon, and International Bird Rescue Team Up to Save Wild Baby Herons in Downtown Oakland
Oakland Zoo 18-Apr-2017
Oakland Zoo Hosts One of the Largest Earth Day Events in the East Bay
Oakland Zoo 15-Apr-2017
On Saturday, April 15, 2017, Oakland Zoo is hosting one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the East Bay.
Oakland Zoo Unveils New “Progressive Design” Aviary Exhibit
Oakland Zoo 22-Mar-2017
Oakland Zoo has unveiled a brand-new aviary exhibit designed to encourage species-specific, natural behaviors in the birds housed within. The exhibit took several months to design and build, with architects and zookeepers consulting extensively with field experts in avian behavior and physiology.
Baby Wallaroo Cared for by Zookeepers After Mother’s Passing
Oakland Zoo 15-Mar-2017
A baby wallaroo is being raised by zookeepers at Oakland Zoo after the infant’s mother passed away earlier this month from an infection.
Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Speaker Series Presents Jackson Hole Film Festival Favorites
Oakland Zoo 07-Mar-2017
Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Speaker Series Presents Ewaso Lions
Oakland Zoo 08-Feb-2017
On Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Oakland Zoo’s ‘Conservation Speaker Series’ welcomes the public to attend a presentation by Ewaso Lions.
Oakland Zoo Partners with Service Systems Associates For Quality Guest Retail and Culinary Experience
Oakland Zoo 01-Feb-2017
SSA will introduce fresh local food offerings as well as new and exciting shopping concepts when the contract starts in February.
Holiday Gifts and Leftover Christmas Trees for Oakland Zoo Animals
Oakland Zoo 29-Dec-2016
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