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.
The newest additions to the Oakland Zoo, four tigers recently rescued from a backyard zoo in Texas, were unveiled Wednesday to members of the local media.
The facility will be much larger than the current 1,200 square-foot hospital and also have the latest medical technology.
Follow Liam Mayclem as he explores a day in the life of a zookeeper at the Oakland Zoo. Plus enjoy great food and wine at the zoos annual Walk in the Wild event. . Oakland […]
Liam jumps aboard the “Outback Express” and explores the wilds of Australia, at the Oakland Zoo. New at the zoo Wallaroos, Emus, Baby Chimpanzees and a new Sun Bear! Plus Liam goes face to face […]