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Letting The "Wild" In Wildlife In - As Published in Piedmont Post 16th Issue

Kristin Heller, Director of Development
   
October 16, 2019

Africa Eco Tours - As Published in Piedmont Post September 18th Issue

Colleen Kinzley
   
September 18, 2019

Read about our conservation programs and partners in Africa and Colleen Kinzley's, Director of Animal Care, experiences in Africa

Helping Black Bears in our Backyard

Adrienne Mrsny, Conservation Specialist
   
February 1, 2019

Black bears live in our Bay Area "backyard" and they need our help!

How To Help Animals Affected By Wildfires

Oakland Zoo
   
November 15, 2018

As wildfires continue to persist through California, many are still being affected. If you want to support the animals being affected by the fires, here are some resources and information to do so.

5 Free Thrills at the Zoo!

Oakland Zoo
   
November 14, 2018

At the Oakland Zoo we understand that one of the biggest thrills in life is getting things for free. So, here is a list of the Top 5 Free Thrills you can partake in while visiting the zoo.

5 Fascinating Facts about the Oakland Zoo Gondola

Oakland Zoo
   
October 18, 2018

The Gondola here at Oakland Zoo has become an attraction in itself, overlooking multiple counties of the San Francisco Bay area and lifting guests to the newly opened California Trail in style! Here are 5 things you need to know about this sky high adventure.

Poop—"It" Happens

Oakland Zoo
   
October 9, 2018

Whatever word you use to describe it—poop, scat, dung, and so many more that we’re not going to say—“it” is fascinating and while it might be disgusting, it's also super useful! Here are #8 interesting things you probably didn't know about #2!

10 Fun Animal Facts for Hispanic Heritage Month

Oakland Zoo
   
September 14, 2018

Each year the U.S celebrates Hispanic and Latin American culture, heritage, and contributions to society September 15th – October 15th. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are 10 interesting facts about some of the Latin American animals we have at the zoo!

Top Selfie Spots at the California Trail

Oakland Zoo
   
September 6, 2018

If you don't take a selfie at the zoo, did you even go? We've complied the Top 6 Selfie Spots at Oakland Zoo's California Trail for you to try out on your next visit. Happy posting!

How to Get into the Zoo for FREE...or at a Discount

Oakland Zoo
   
August 28, 2018

What's better than going to Oakland Zoo? Going to the Oakland Zoo for free....or at a discount! Here's how.

Conservation Adventure—Releasing Frogs Back to the Wild

Oakland Zoo
   
August 21, 2018

In the spirit of inspiring others in Taking Action for Wildlife, Oakland Zoo's Conservation Department invites staffers from other zoo departments to join them on projects in the field. For this frog release, Sean Piverger, who works in the Operations Department, joined the Conservation team. Sean wrote this story of his experience!

I Was an Animal Care Intern!

Isabella Linares
   
August 14, 2018

I had an unforgettable experience as an intern. Three days a week for three months, I learned a lot about the animals in my string and the different enrichment and training techniques they use.

20 Things That Turn 20 This Year

Oakland Zoo
   
July 25, 2018

In honor Luigi, the Indian Muntjac, who turned 20 years old on July 25th, here is a list of 20 other things that also turn 20 this year!

TWGs in South Africa!

Oakland Zoo
   
July 16, 2018

Few experiences can affect teens as positively as international travel. Oakland Zoo has a history of inspiring teens with trips to exotic locations like Borneo, Guatemala, Peru, and Madagascar. This year, members of our Teen Wild Guide Program (TWGs) are currently on a trip in South Africa!

Taking Action for a Plastic Free July

Oakland Zoo
   
June 27, 2018

At Oakland Zoo/Conservation Society of California, we aim to take action for wildlife in many ways. One is by continually examining our dependency on single use plastics. Why? Plastics can have a direct negative affect on wildlife. Every year, millions of birds, marine mammals, fish and more are impacted by plastics.

7 Things You've Always Wondered About Giraffes

Oakland Zoo
   
June 7, 2018

Giraffes are amazingly unique animals, with a lot of interesting features and behaviors. Here are 7 things that you may have always been curious about when seeing these lanky long necks.

Living With Wolves

Christina Souto, California Wolf Center
   
March 14, 2018

Wild wolves have been a passion of mine since I took a family trip to Alaska in the fourth grade. As a child, my life goal was to be ‘the Jane Goodall of wolves’. I was introduced to California Wolf Center in 2008 when I took a tour of the conservation center in Julian, CA.