See what’s happening at Bay Area zoos and aquariums.
Three-year-old Simon has won approval from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to breed, and two new females have been brought in to meet with him and hopefully mate, according to zoo officials.
“Eye on the Bay” goes to the zoo! Liam Mayclem goes behind the scenes with expert zookeepers at the Oakland Zoo where we will meet cotton-top tamarins, coatis, tortoises, pond turtles, camels and more. Join us as we discover the important steps the Oakland Zoo is taking towards conserving and caring for these fascinating animals.
Christmas came early for the Oakland Zoo this year in the form of an anonymous $1 million check.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday at the Oakland Zoo’s new 17,000-square foot veterinary medical hospital, which is now the largest wild animal veterinary facility in Northern California.
“Ginger,” a 5-year-old river otter, gave birth to three pups last month. The two boys and their sister each weighed about 150 grams at birth.
Curators say the giraffes simply outgrew their old digs, and buoyed by fundraising efforts that brought in $400,000, the Zoo was able to complete construction on the new barn, which stands 25 ft. high and includes skylights, too.
The Oakland Zoo is welcoming the first female giraffe to be born at the zoo in nearly a decade, zoo officials said.
Oakland leaders have agreed to eliminate 105 city positions to fill a $28 million budget gap caused by the loss of state redevelopment money. However, last minute negotiations were able to save popular programs from deep cuts.
The latest round of spending cuts in Oakland will include major hits to two of the city’s most popular family attractions: the Oakland Zoo and Children’s Fairyland.