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Oakland Zoo

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Address: 9777 Golf Links Road off Interstate 580, Oakland, CA 94605
Phone Number: 510- 632-9525
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A 100-acre zoo that contains 58 exhibits of more than 400 native and exotic...

A 100-acre zoo that contains 58 exhibits of more than 400 native and exotic animals from around the world, which are represented by 100 different species.

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Where life and excitement comes alive!!!

When "Noah" first landed on dry ground his first thought was to name that place, "The Oakland Zoo! The Oakland Zoo is a place that touches on the magic of "God's wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ray C
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When "Noah" first landed on dry ground his first thought was to name that place, "The Oakland Zoo! The Oakland Zoo is a place that touches on the magic of "God's wonderful creations! No other place you will find the abundance of life and the excitement that goes with it, all in one place! The animals act like they know... More 

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Thank Ray C
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been visiting the Oakland Zoo for the past three decades, and it is one of the best around. It's changed a lot over the years, but it has almost always been for the better. The Oakland Zoo's strategy seems to be to have fewer animals, but to provide them with larger, better accommodations. They have a lot of the... More 

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Verona, Italy
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park to show kids real animals instead of watching them on TV. The setting for each kind of animal is as natural as possible.

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Thank Scooper88
San Jose, California
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very small zoo as compared to others in bigger metros. Zoo cafes are good. You can cover it in about half a day. Riding gondola is good way to see all the zoo, if you are not keen on walking. We specially like Elephants, Giraffes, and bigger wild animal exhibits.

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Thank iGoer
Phoenix, Arizona
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418 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planned this for something to do on the first night of a trip from Arizona. Having been to Zoolights in Phoenix, Albuquerque and Los Angeles, have to say this one was quite disappointing... Arrived at quarter after 8 pm on a saturday night and was shocked to find the park was closing at 9 pm even on a Saturday night.... More 

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San Leandro, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a member here so I go at least once a month and more during summer. Usually I park on the upper entrance and make my way down to the children's Zoo area first. I would say the only hands on interactive thing is the goats and sheep, but it is fun to go and pet them and see... More 

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Thank Strongbygod
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

1) So many Giraffes. 2) good rides for kids. 3) Cable car gives very good view. You can see Bison from it. 4) very unique birds. 5) Egyptian Goose are the unique in this zoo. 6) Food available. In all its recommend zoo especially with kids.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It is a nice zoo. It has several amazing animals, su ch as very large tortoises. Giraffes look very Healthy.

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Thank Eduardo J
central coast
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65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Despite cutesy signs about 'saving the elephants', this zoo is not doing all they can as stewards to the environment. The zoo itself is not at the top of their game, either. Expansion to the top of the hill will provide views inside the zoo with a glitzy new building and aerial tram. The views were there for all previously... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I have been going to the Oakland Zoo for many years. First with my kids as they grew , then as a retired volunteer. Since volunteering here my admiration for what the Oakland Zoo does has grown. They are a member of a world wide network for zoos that foster teaching and conservation of our planets gifts. Many of the... More 

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