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Oakland Zoo’s ZooLights Ticket Giveawy Contest

Enter here for a chance to win a Family Four Pack to ZooLights at Oakland Zoo…

11/24/2014

Oakland Zoo

Oakland City Council Gives Green Light To Controversial Zoo Expansion Plan

Conservationists argued the Zoo is trying to build on some of the most sensitive parts of Knowland Park.

11/19/2014

Boo At The Zoo (credit: Oakland Zoo)

Best 2014 Halloween Events For Kids In The East Bay

Finding kid-friendly Halloween events can prove to be a challenging experience. Here is a list of five East Bay Halloween events that are perfect for younger children.

10/03/2014

An abstract painting by an Oakland Zoo hissing roach. (Oakland Zoo)

Oakland Zoo Auctioning Off Paintings By Animals To Support Wildlife Conservation

Oakland has been gaining national headlines in recent years for the rebirth of its art, culture and restaurant scene. But the work of some the city’s most popular residents can still be purchased for a few hundred bucks.

09/10/2014

Brandon, a two-year-old male reticulated giraffe plays with a toy during the first ever World Giraffe Day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  (Photo by Nancy Chan/Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Twin Giraffes Born At San Francisco Zoo, Only One Survives

Twin male giraffe calves were born at the San Francisco Zoo Tuesday, but according to zoo officials only one survived.

08/29/2014

Summer ZooCamp (credit: Oakland Zoo)

Best Petting Zoos In The Bay Area

Bay Area little city slickers can still get up close and personal with friendly farm animals like goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies and donkeys, thanks to the region’s many petting zoos open year round.

08/01/2014

Oakland zookeepers hope Dern, a highly endangered lemur, will become pregnant during the winter months. (Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zookeepers Pair Up Rare Blue-Eyed Lemurs For Breeding

Zookeepers are playing matchmaker in Oakland, where current lemur resident Anthony met Dern for the first time.

06/12/2014

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Lead-Poisoned Condor Returns Home After 3 Week’s Recovery At Oakland Zoo

Ventana, a lead-poisoned condor, that spent three weeks recovering at a new facility at Oakland’s Zoo was released back into the wild as a healthy bird at her home in Pinnacles National Park.

05/30/2014

Mimi, a baby baboon is seen with her mother in an enclosure at the Oakland Zoo. (Oakland Zoo)

Baby Baboon Makes Public Debut At Oakland Zoo

The newest arrival at the Oakland Zoo was ready for her closeup Thursday.

05/29/2014

Hyena colony at UC Berkeley. (CBS)

Hyena Research Colony At UC Berkeley To Be Shut Down Due To Lack Of Funding

A one-of-its-kind hyena research project at UC Berkeley has been forced to shut down, after funding for the program has been cut. For 30 years, the hyenas’ calls echoed through the Berkeley Hills.

05/16/2014

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