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Oakland Zoo is located in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park, at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580, in Oakland, California.
Managed by the East Bay Zoological Society, it is a non-profit organization founded by Henry Snow in 1922. The zoo is well known for its animal management practices and support of endangered species programs.
An accredited member of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, the zoo is home to more than 440 animals, represented by 100 species living in lush confines. There are animals from Africa, Asia, and Australia. The zoo’s specialty is that the collections are organized in biomes, geographic regions that represent the ecosystem of each animal’s natural habitat.
Inhabitants include a variety of birds, mammals, arthropods, reptiles, and amphibians.
An Arabian Camel, Bearded Dragon, South African Burrowing Bullfrog, Green Monkey, Malayan Fruit Bat, Spurred Tortoise, White’s Tree Frog, Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan, Sacred Ibis, Monitor Lizard, and Wreathed Hornbill are among the species represented.
Some of the native residents are American bison, bobcat, river otter, and kangaroo rat.
A children’s petting zoo, a carousel, a chair lift, an educational wildlife theatre, a miniature train, and a scenic skyride can also be seen here.
Further, the zoo provides three party options to choose from including the Baboon Banquet, the Elephant Extravaganza, and the Flamingo Fantasy.
The zoo offers numerous on-site and outreach programs focusing on wildlife and environmental education. It also organizes group tours, lecture series, trainings, and zoo camps.
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... statues Willie B, a Silverback Gorilla from Cameroon, was brought to the zoo in 1961. For over 25 years he lived in a small caged with only a black and white tv for company and a tire swing for exercise. In 1988 he was releasled in the newly ...
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
In 1951, the City of Columbus assumed operation of the zoo. The zoo made history in 1956, when Colo became the first gorilla to be born in captivity. Local residents have repeatedly supported the Columbus Zoo. In 1967, 1984, 1990, and 1994 ...