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From November 1st through December 31st, all Adopts will directly support our Vet Hospital and its life saving work.
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Captain Cal


The latest news on our orphaned mountain lion, rescued from the Zogg Fire in Northern California.

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This brand-new family-friendly nighttime experience features hundreds of larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo, storytelling the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo's commitment to conservation. Dozens of towering and even interactive, glowing lanterns of every order await to entertain and enlighten you at every turn. Tickets on sale now!

November 20-30, 2020 | December 1-31, 2020 | January 1-17, 2021
All Ages
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Cocktails & Conservation

Join us for the last Cocktails & Conservation of 2020 for a fun evening, with Dr. Patricia Wright, one of the world's foremost experts on lemurs and founder of Centre ValBio in Madagascar. Tune in to Facebook Live to learn, ask questions, and be a part of the solution to preserve our planet’s rich and diverse wildlife. As always enjoy a signature cocktail crafted for your enjoyment from a local Bay Area restaurant or bar. This is a wonderful wildlife Happy Hour offering a shot of hope that we all need!

December 9, 2020
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