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Oakland Zoo

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9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605-4925
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Luisa S wrote a review Sep 2020
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Visited Oakland zoo a month ago. We always have a great time visiting this zoo in the past but not this time. Animals were very few. The park looked depressing. The only good thing was the restroom was very clean and looked sanitized. Other than that I will not visit this zoo again during covid. I’m glad I didn’t get the season pass!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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James wrote a review Aug 2020
Stockton, California1 contribution
I visited the zoo I was very disappointed I kept seeing empty enclosures no grey wolf, no bears,no jaguars no mountain lion, no camels. Do they really have these animals? I didn’t see them should have asked for a refund. I didn’t pay to see empty enclosures. Very disappointed.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Di J wrote a review Mar 2020
Pittsburg, California166 contributions40 helpful votes
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It can’t compare with top zoos like San Diego zoo or Omaha zoo but it’s the best zoo in the Bay Area. It’s not very big. A couple of hours you can finish everything. The newly opened California area is great. Well designed and spacious. Overall the zoo has great enrichments for the animals even though the zoo is old.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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caminowalker wrote a review Feb 2020
Alameda, California10 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved taking the tram up to see the condors, wolves, bears o my! Dinner was good ok. View of the bay was fabulous! Enjoy watching monkeys, lions and other wild African animals. Great zoo in our own back yard!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from OaklandZoo, Manager at Oakland Zoo
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thanks for the review!
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mabel j wrote a review Feb 2020
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Adventure Landing rides just outside the zoo gets a 1 rating for value and maintenance. the Oakland Zoo gets a 3.5 rating. we took our 2 five-years-old twin grandchildren to the Oakland Zoo and they went to do rides in Adventure Landing because we had to leave the zoo to catch the shuttle to California Trail (gondolas were not running). the rides were $1.75 per ticket. being under 42", our grandchildren had to be accompanied each by an adult. consequently, a ride on the carousel costing 2 tickets per person quickly became an 8 tickets affair resulting in $7 per child. LA zoo charges $3 per child and an adult goes for free. we also had to wait in line for more than 10 minutes for the airplane ride because there was only 1 person running 3 rides (roller coaster, safari jeep and airplane). the grounds were uneven and untidy. the Oakland Zoo, although small, had open spacious exhibits especially the African savanna where one can see the giraffes clearly. we did not see many animals on the California Trail besides one lion, one jaguar, one condor and 4 grizzles. the grandchildren enjoyed the small play area with slide and zipline. the trail walk was pleasant with views of Oakland and Bay. we recommend Oakland Zoo but not Adventure Landing.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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