COVID Thanksgiving: Safe, Low-Risk Thanksgiving Week Activities In the Bay AreaThe holidays will be anything but normal this year. Still, the Oakland Zoo wants to make it memorable. It just debuted 'Glowfari,' which is a socially-distanced, family-friendly experience.
Oakland Zoo Closed Monday In Wake Of Power OutageThe Oakland Zoo will be closed Monday and possibly Tuesday due to PG&E's planned Public Safety Power Shutoffs affecting the area amid dry and windy weather.
Oakland Zoo Takes In More Mountain Lion Kittens Orphaned By Zogg FireThe Oakland Zoo is nursing three mountain lion kittens back to health, after they were rescued from the Zogg Fire in Shasta County.
Zogg Fire: Orphaned Mountain Lion Cub Suffers Burns, Treated At Oakland ZooA young mountain lion cub is receiving treatment at the Oakland Zoo for severe burns suffered during the Zogg Fire burning in far Northern California, officials said.
Oakland Zoo Sells Out Its First Public Opening Since PandemicThe Oakland Zoo sold out of tickets Wednesday, the first day the zoo has been open to the public since closing amid COVID-19 shelter orders in March.
COVID-19 Reopening: Cash-Strapped Oakland Zoo Set to Reopen Next WeekAfter being closed for four months, the Oakland Zoo will reopen next week and it will look a little different after implementing health and safety protocols.
Oakland Zoo Closer To Reopening After Alameda Co. Files COVID-19 Variance With StateAn Oakland Zoo official said that the zoo might be able to open in a couple of weeks or even sooner after Alameda County supervisors voted Tuesday to support a COVID-19 variance attestation.
Castro Valley Girl Launches Facebook Fundraiser to Save Oakland ZooA 6-year-old Castro Valley girl is trying to save the Oakland Zoo, one bracelet at a time.
Coronavirus Closure Threatens Future Of Oakland ZooThe Oakland Zoo is losing millions of dollars a month and unless something drastically changes in the financial picture, the zoo’s days, as we know them, are numbered.
Wayward Mountain Lion Captured In San Francisco, Later Released, Killed Along Highway 1 In PacificaA mountain lion captured last month near Oracle Park in San Francisco, treated at the Oakland Zoo, and then released in San Mateo County was hit by a car and killed Friday morning along Highway 1, authorities said.
Bay Area Zoos Struggling To Feed Animals, Pay Workers Due To COVID-19 ClosuresAfter shutting down months during the COVID-19 stay at home order, Bay Area zoos are now in financial dire straits and forced to dip into their dwindling reserves to feed and care for their animals and pay employees.
Oakland Zoo Welcomes Kijiji The Giraffe After 30-Hour Journey From KansasA young female giraffe came to the Oakland Zoo from Kansas last week and made its first visit into the zoo's giraffe exhibit on Thursday, zoo officials said.
Bay Area Zoos Take Precautions After Tiger At Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For CoronavirusBay Area zoos are taking precautions after a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.
Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place: Oakland Zoo Launches Live, Interactive Virtual TourThere are no visitors at the closed Oakland Zoo, but the animals are still there, and the zoo says since you can’t come to them, they’ll bring the animals to you virtually with a new subscription-based feature video segment on the zoo’s website.
Oakland Zoo Cuts Sale Of Plastics, Exhibits Recycled-Plastics Animal SculpturesThe Oakland Zoo announced Thursday that it is the latest Bay Area institution to stop selling beverages in plastic bottles.