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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Animals at the Oakland Zoo enjoyed a feast of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway in Livermore Monday.

Sun bears enjoying jackfruit. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo)

Sun bears enjoying jackfruit. (Oakland Zoo)

About 15,000 pounds of plantains and jackfruit were donated to the Oakland Zoo on Wednesday after the fruit truck overturned on Interstate 580.

Zoo Keeper Elizabeth Abrams checking out the donated bananas. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo)

Zoo Keeper Elizabeth Abrams checking out the donated bananas. (Oakland Zoo)

Bears, giraffes and elephants dined on the treats, though zookeepers say some of the animals were initially hesitant to taste the unusual fruits.

Zoo keeper Amy Phelps feeds giraffes bananas. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo)

Zoo keeper Amy Phelps feeds giraffes bananas. (Oakland Zoo)

African elephant, Osh, trying jack fruit for the first time. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo)

African elephant, Osh, trying jack fruit for the first time. (Oakland Zoo)

The Alameda County Food Bank also received about 35,000 pounds of fruit, which was on its way to Oakland from Mexico.

Nobody was hurt when the fruit truck collided with a pickup in the Altamont Pass early Monday.

(CBS SF)

(CBS SF)

 

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