International Bird Rescue***International Bird Rescue inspires people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis.*international-bird-rescue*
Working Circle***Working Circle is non-profit community organization dedicated to ensuring wolves, livestock, and people can successfully coexist and thrive on shared lands, with an emphasis on cultivating healthy, resilient, and ecologically diverse wild-working landscapes that incorporate large predators. *working-circle*
U.S. Geological Survey***The United States Geological Survey is a scientific agency of the United States government tasked with studying the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it. The organization's work spans the disciplines of biology, geography, geology, and hydrology.*u-s-geological-survey*
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service***The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is an agency of the United States Federal Government dedicated to working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.*u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service*
University of Puerto Rico***The University of Puerto Rico is the main public university system in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. *university-of-puerto-rico*
UC Santa Barbara***The University of California, Santa Barbara is a public-land grant research university in Santa Barbara-Isla Vista, California.*uc-santa-barbara*
Sonoma State University***Sonoma State University is a public university in Sonoma County, California.*sonoma-state-university*
San Francisco Zoo***The San Francisco Zoo is home to over 2,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 total species; built on the belief that nature-focused interaction leads to conservation action, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis where learning about animals inspires visitors to care for all wildlife. *san-francisco-zoo*
California Wolf Center***California Wolf Center is a non-profit organization working to foster unity among various communities through conservation, education, and research to ensure wolves, livestock, and humans thrive together in the modern world.*california-wolf-center*
California Department of Fish and Wildlife***The California Department of Fish and Wildlife manages and protects the state's wildlife, wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, algae, and native ecosystems.*the-california-department-of-fish-and-wildlife*
River Partners***River Partners’ reforestation projects unite cutting-edge ecological science with farming practices to bring new life to floodplains and river forests and to ultimately grow a resilient future for people, wildlife and our planet.*river-partners*
Glacier National Park Passage Project*48.25804689661959*-113.57235122552379*In Glacier National Park, the mighty grizzly bear travels through the landscape, alone or with cubs, foraging for food, searching for mates, and seeking new territories. These threatened bears, along with pumas, mountain goats, and others, need protected wildlife corridors to successfully pass under the busy roads of this popular national park. GNP is dedicated to the conservation of the grizzly bears that call this park their home, and aims to find solutions through scientific research and action. *glacier-national-park-passage-project*
Bay Area Cougar Action Team*37.750171*-122.146296*The BayArea Cougar Action Team (BACAT) is an alliance of organizations that work together to ensure a safe future for Bay Area mountain lions (AKA cougars or pumas). *bay-area-cougar-action-team*
Lion Recovery Fund*-0.167746*30.019550*The Lion Recovery Fund was created by the Wildlife Conservation Network, in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to double the number of lions in Africa, regaining those lions lost over the past 25 years. Oakland Zoo partners with this project on their Lion Alliance for Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda. *lion-recovery-fund*
Kaminando Jaguar Connectivity Project*9.347879*-79.252071*Working to create lasting solutions for jaguar conservation by acquiring scientific knowledge, community outreach, and empowering residents to participate in the most urgent conservation challenges threatening our flagship species.*kaminando*
Pinnacles National Park Foundation California Condor Program*36.488421*-121.151353*Pinnacles National Park Foundation serves as the only NPS unit that manages a release site for captive bred California condors and currently co-manages 86 wild condors in central California with Ventana Wildlife Society.*pinnacles*
WCS Tiger Conservation Project*40.850321*-73.87859*Wildlife Conservation Society works hard to increase tiger populations by protecting habitat, conducting research to help inform conservation strategies, reducing human-tiger conflict, and promoting tiger-friendly policies.*wcs-tiger-conservation-project*
Uganda Carnivore Program*0.087792*30.043945*The Uganda Carnivore Program is dedicated to the research and conservation of lions, leopards and hyenas while working closely with the local communities to improve human-wildlife coexistence.*uganda-carnivore-program*
Seafood Watch Program*36.61769*-121.901226*The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean, now and for future generations.*seafood-watch-program*
Save*37.757871*-122.393896*Save is committed to inspiring participation and awareness in the preservation of fragile ecosystems by providing opportunities for personal direct action through adoption programs, conservation meters and insect discovery labs.*save-nature-org*
Roots and Shoots*38.926222*-77.245184*The Roots & Shoots program is an international organization founded by Dr. Jane Goodall to promote conservation leadership and action among young people, connecting youth of all ages who share a common desire to help make our world a better place.*roots-and-shoots*
Proyecto Tití (Columbia)*11.009758*-74.800828*Proyecto Tití is a multidisciplinary program that works to study cotton-top tamarins in the wild, educates local communities about the need to protect Colombia's biodiversity, and finds ways to make conservation empowering and economically feasible for local people. *proyecto-titi-columbia*
Project Golden Frog (Panama)*8.60358*-80.1287*Project Golden Frog is working to ensure the survival of this charismatic species through scientific field studies, education, and captive management, using the golden frog as a model flagship species for amphibian decline issues worldwide. *project-golden-frog-panama*
Performing Animal Wildlife Sanctuary (PAWS)*38.192312*-120.691547*PAWS has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades, while investigating and documenting reports of abuse.*performing-animal-wildlife-sanctuary-paws*
Lubee Bat Conservancy*29.826101*-82.340914*Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization working with others to save fruit and nectar bats and their rain forest habitats through conservation, research and education, with a focus on community engagement. *lubee-bat-conservancy*
New Nature Foundation (Kibale Fuel Wood Project)*0.487515*30.388994*New Nature Foundation's Kibale Fuel Wood Project has been working to protect Kibale National Park from encroachment and deforestation and to improve the relationship between the National Park and the local people by facilitating energy stability in surrounding villages. *kibale-fuel-wood-project-uganda*
Iinnii (Bison) Initiative*48.559518*-113.014117*The Iinnii Initiative is developing a new vision for conservation of the wildlands along the Rocky Mountain Front, sustaining Blackfeet culture and its unique connection with bison, and creating a homeland for iinnii (bison, or buffalo).*iinnii-bison-initiative*
Hornbill Nest Project (Thailand)*13.765086*100.526273*The Hornbill Nest Project works with rural communities in southern Thailand to protect hornbills from poaching and deforestation. By providing an income and employing villagers as nest guardians, valuable research is collected and nests are protected. *hornbill-nest-project-thailand*
Ewaso Lions (Kenya)*0.648861*37.361368*Ewaso Lions' strategy for the success of lion conservation is to promote coexistence between people and wildlife. The project provides education and helps build local capacity for wildlife rangers and community leaders.*ewaso-lions-kenya*
Centre ValBio*-21.253836*47.421937*Centre ValBio works to protect Madagascar’s unique and biologically diverse ecosystems through conservation science, research, education outreach, and sustainable development projects that directly benefit the local people.*centre-valbio*
Budongo Snare Removal Project (Uganda)*1.690056*31.714917*The Budongo Snare Removal Project protects chimpanzees and other wildlife impacted by snares used for the poaching of bushmeat by locating and removing these traps, while providing an alternative source of income to locals sworn to discontinue poaching.*budongo-snare-removal-project-uganda*
B.E.A.R. League*39.092597*-120.164199*The BEAR League works holistically with the community to solve many of the challenges that put bears at risk through education, implementation of nonlethal aversion methods, and inspiration for policy changes at the state and local levels. *b-e-a-r-league*
ARCAS (Guatemala)*16.917545*-89.890126*ARCAS serves as a rescue center to care for and rehabilitate wild animals that are being confiscated on the black market by the Guatemalan government, while also participating in other conservation, education, and sustainability efforts. *arcas-guatemala*
Animals Asia (China)*21.021487*105.844258*Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam by working with — not against — people to find sustainable solutions for all parties. *animals-asia-china*
Amboseli Trust for Elephants (Kenya)*-2.467634*39.51835*The Amboseli Trust for Elephants is the longest running African elephant field research project in the world, providing integral, comprehensive long-term research to create realistic solutions to help eliminate the ivory trade. *amboseli-trust-for-elephants-kenya*
Africa Matters (Zimbabwe)*-20.47218*29.74722*Africa Matters promotes wildlife conservation by encouraging the interaction of artists, teachers and scientists, providing direct financial assistance from sustainable artistic products and supporting students through scholarships. *africa-matters-zimbabwe*
96 Elephants*40.5743*-73.975778*96 Elephants brings together world citizens, partners, thought leaders, and change makers to leverage collective influence to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand for ivory. *96-elephants*
California Wolf Center/Working Circle Range Stewards*33.032413*-116.545855*California Wolf Center and Working Circle are leading the way to welcome wolves back home, by providing innovative solutions to wolf-livestock conflicts, and education programs that help people successfully share the landscape with this iconic species.*wolves*
Golden Gate Audubon Society*37.860050*-122.289490*The Golden Gate Audubon Society, local chapter of the National Audubon, is dedicated to preserving native birds and other wildlife in the SF Bay Area through advocacy of bird safe buildings, research, and education outreach.*golden-gate-audubon-society*
Ventana Wildlife Society*36.285473*-121.842255*Ventana Wildlife Society is committed to conserving native wildlife and their habitats, and is an active support in the CA Condor recovery program through treatment of lead poisoned birds, radio tracking and monitoring, captive breeding, and public education.*ventana-wildlife-society*
The Marine Mammal Center*37.835186*-122.531218*The Marine Mammal Center is a rescue and rehabilitation hospital that cares for sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, and aims to inspire marine life conservation and nurture ocean stewardship through animal care work, research, and education.*the-marine-mammal-center*
People and Carnivores*45.679028*-111.035420*People and Carnivores is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring predators like the grizzly bear and their habitats through public awareness, sound ecological monitoring techniques with a deep understanding of social and political patterns.*people-and-carnivores*
Bay Area Puma Project*37.901839 *-122.510611*The Bay Area Puma Project provides research and insight into the local puma population enabling us to develop new conservation and land use strategies to minimize human-puma conflict, and foster a healthy co-existence in the region.*bay-area-puma-project*

Oakland Zoo reached a tremendous milestone in 2022: Our 100th birthday!

Originally located at 19th and Harrison streets in downtown Oakland, the Zoo has changed locations several times over the last century.

But what hasn’t changed is the fact that the Oakland Zoo is so entrenched in the fabric of our city and community, it’s hard to imagine a time without it. Officially founded on June 6, 1922, by Henry A. Snow, and later operated by his son Sidney Snow, we, along with the City of Oakland, have seen such tremendous progress and outstanding growth over the past 100 years.

As we honor and reflect upon our long history and celebrate this amazing milestone, it is with great pride and deep gratitude that we reflect on the impact we strive to make every day on our guests, the animals in our care, and our ever-growing and evolving commitment to wildlife conservation here at home and across the globe.

Throughout 2022, we celebrated our centennial with great pride and thoughtful reflection of years past. And as we look forward to the next 100 years, we fully commit to a purpose-driven future where nature and wildlife not just survive but thrive.

We hope that future will be filled with wildlife and nature-inspired youth that grow into our future generation of scientists. Scientists that are the solution to the climate change crisis that impacts us all – both humans and animals alike. And we hope you will help us celebrate the past 100 years and the next 100 years come. 

Learn more about Oakland Zoo's centennial.

“Oakland zoo has always been our spot for family bonding. We love exploring and learning about the animals together!”

Annette Nelson

"Wow, what a century! From sun bears to giraffes, the Oakland Zoo has always delighted and inspired young minds. As a born-and-raised Oaklander, I interned at the Baby Zoo as a teenager, and I think that shoveling lots of poop was great training for a future in politics! Thank you for all you have done for my family and for countless families in these 100 years."

Libby Schaaf

Mayor of Oakland

“The zoo ignited my flame for conservation, compassion, and change I’ll hold with me for a lifetime...It was the only place that believed in my dreams as much as I did.”

Dr. Morgan Cornelius

1997 Zoo Camper and Oakland Zoo Volunteer Veterinarian

"Our family has always loved the Oakland Zoo. Our children have celebrated birthdays, been there for the opening of the gondola, and had their first “rides”. We’ll be back for its 100th birthday in 2022!"

Jimena Smith

“The Oakland Zoo was the first excursion we took our kids to during the pandemic. To see the animals for the first time in over a year was thrilling for everyone. We are proud zoo members.”

Stefani Madril

“We have been members since the pandemic has started. My husband and I started with two animal loving sons, ages 2 and 3 and have added one more to the family this past September…Their first zoo experience of course was an amazing one and in awe of every animal.”

Maureen Coloma