Wildlife is Our Life

Oakland Zoo’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created an abrupt and devastating interruption to our normal admissions driven revenues. To ensure we can sustain our critical animal care and veterinary operations until the Zoo can re-open, we have launched an Animal Care Fund. Learn more and donate below.

Animal Care Fund
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Join Friends of the Wild


Join our closest circle of supporters with a gift of $1,000 annually or more, and receive the most generous benefits the Zoo offers.
Come Walk in the Wild


Take an epicurean safari with the Zoo’s biggest annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 27, supporting our conservation, animal care, and education work.

Other Ways to Give

Personalize your giving by signing up for monthly payments, leveraging an employee matching/giving program, or by making a gift in honor or in memory of a special person. Contact us to work out the details.

Donate by Mail

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Oakland Zoo
P.O. Box 5238
Oakland, CA 94605

Donate by Phone

(510) 632-9525 x154
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Stock & Wire Transfers

Contact Kristin Heller,
Vice President of Development
(510) 746-7188
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We Value Your Privacy

Please know we do not rent, sell, trade, or share our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Oakland Zoo, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.