You Can Take Action for Wildlife

Oakland Zoo takes Action for Wildlife by actively participating in conservation projects both at home and around the world. You and your family can take action, too! Learn more about the ways you can help wildlife and our environment.

Arroyo Viejo Creek Clean Up

Come volunteer at Oakland Zoo's Arroyo Viejo Creek! Volunteers work on a variety of tasks and all projects are 100% outdoors!

January 18, 20, 2020 | February 15, 2020 | March 21, 2020
All Ages
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Oakland Zoo leads life-changing trips around the world, visiting wildlife, their habitats, and some of our incredible conservation partners. Our Eco-trips are engaging and authentic, as we offer experiences that our unique relationships allow.

Teens and Adults
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IMPACT Speaker Series

Sit, learn, be inspired, take action, enjoy. Attend one of our dynamic evening events, featuring guest speakers on field work, conservation, ecology, the environment and all those species we love. Each event includes refreshments and direct actions we can take to help on the spot.

Living with California Wildlife

Found an animal that needs help? Looking for information about coexisting with urban wildlife? Need to find a rescue organization or re-home an exotic pet? This is your comprehensive guide for living with wildlife in the East Bay.

Pathways for Pollinators

This is a call to action for all of our members to plant as much pollinator habitat as we can. Remember, even a window box is a wonderful contribution to hungry butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Are you ready?

All Ages
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Primates and Other Exotic Animals Don’t Make Good Pets

Many of us love monkeys and apes. Sadly, some people take a love of these primates too far. Rather than admiring them in a natural habitat or at an accredited zoo, they choose to purchase monkeys and apes to keep as pets. Most make this choice without fully understanding the lifetime of care these species need, or the dangers and difficulties in caring for an exotic pet. The truth is there are many reasons why primate pets are not a good idea.

Quarters for Conservation

Contribute your change to Quarters for Conservation. Your spare change could change the future for species across the planet. Visit our Quarters for Conservation stations, choose your favorite species and cause, and watch your change swirl heroically towards a better future for wildlife.

Recycle Cell Phones

Got an old cell phone? Recycle it with Eco-Cell. By doing so, toxic waste is kept out of the landfill, the refurbished phone benefits people in need, and you're helping gorillas in the wild. And when you bring your old cell phone to the Oakland Zoo Rides Area ticket booth, you get a FREE ride on the train.

Sign up for eScrip

eScrip is a great and easy way to raise money for the Zoo without costing you any money - other than what you already spend. Contributions from EScrip help the Oakland Zoo do more for wildlife everywhere!

Understand the Palm Oil Crisis

Palm oil is in just about every type of consumer product. Tragically, the industry poses a threat to these and other species, as much of it uses deforestation practices that greatly threaten these animals’ delicate habitat.

World Giraffe Day

Come join us in celebrating the Sixth Annual “World Giraffe Day” at Oakland Zoo! Learn about Oakland Zoo's giraffe population and giraffe in Africa. Participate in activities like giraffe feedings and special prize drawings to help these animals in the wild.

June 21, 2020
All Ages
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