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.

** We have received many offers for produce donations, but our animal commissary is well-stocked at this time, so we do not have a current need for food donations. If and when we need donations of produce in the future, we’ll make an announcement on our social media and on this webpage. **

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.
Walk in the Wild


With the evolving pandemic and its impact on our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Walk in the Wild on June 27.

Other Ways to Give

Personalize your giving by 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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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.