We are proud to partner with organizations that stay true to the Oakland spirit and provide for the community in different ways. Oakland Zoo has been part of the fabric of Oakland for one hundred years, and we can continue to grow and connect with the city through the like-minded missions of our partners.
Ale Industries is an environmentally conscious endeavor that uniquely spreads the experience of craft beer from Oakland’s Fruitvale district, by building community through responsible consumption and collaborative efforts with local organizations committed to protecting & growing the unique cultures of Oakland & the bay area. In addition to our continued partnership with Ale Industries and the Town Zoo beer project that directly supports our conservation efforts through sales, we will release a specialty beer available only at the Zoo celebrating 100 years in Oakland.
BARTable is a website dedicated to everything that is BARTable (as in, things that are close to BART stations), and spreads the word about some of the best things to experience in the Bay Area. Every year BARTable supports more than 100 organizations and events as an in-kind media sponsor including this year’s Centennial Celebration at Oakland Zoo's birthplace, Snow Park. Snow Park is a BARTable location at 19th and Harrison right next to beautiful Lake Merritt and a short walk from 19th St. Oakland Station.
Crooked City Cider is an Oakland based cider taphouse that strives to offer the widest variety of rotating ciders and provides a dog friendly space for local cider drinkers. As fall rolls around and apple season flourishes, Crooked City Cider will create a unique cider recipe to celebrate the anniversary featured exclusively at their taphouse and Oakland Zoo.
Oakland Roots Sports Club seeks to harness the magic of Oakland and the power of sport as a force for social good. Whether on the pitch, in the stands, or within the community, Oakland Roots represent our one-of-a-kind city with passion, pride, and commitment to all things Oakland. The Roots hosted their first ever Oakland Zoo day followed by an Oakland Zoo night this past year. For the 2022 season, we plan to have another official Zoo game and be present during more games providing educational opportunities and free passes to local children to visit the Zoo.
Oaklandish spreads “local love” by way of civic pride-evoking tees and accessories, while creating quality jobs for locals, and giving back to the people and places that maintain our city’s trailblazer spirit. Our second collaboration with Oaklandish highlights our longstanding history in the community year with a commemorative t-shirt to honor our centennial year.
Pezzy Pets is a like-minded mission pet treat company based in Berkeley, California working with small-scale fishermen in Mexico to turn the tide against the hated, invasive "devil fish" or armored catfish. Pezzy Pets is upcycling this naughty lil devil into healthy treats that are beyond sustainable, all while improving livelihoods in fishing communities. In addition to providing yummy treats to Oakland Zoo animals, 15% of sales from Pezzy Pet Treats online are donated directly to Oakland Zoo.