Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Oakland Zoo


The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society. Founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, the Zoo has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland off Highway 580, and is home to more than 440 native and exotic animals.

* The Oakland Zoo is open daily from 10am to 4pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
* The children's rides area, train, and sky ride open at 11am.
* In the event of inclement weather, the Zoo may be forced to close.

Retrieved from website: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/

When we went there last February 10, we saw a lot of families also visiting the zoo. At the entrance, you're given a map of the whole area. It is easy to go to the African Savanna, African Veldt, Tropical Rain Forest and Children's Zoo. Some animals, like the Bison and Tule Elk, are only viewable from the Sky Ride.

Cretaceous Plants (above)

Children playing

The scene below was funny because the girl's grandma said, "Carry me, hurry, hurry... I need to go to the bathroom" . So it looked like the little girl was really carrying her grandma on her back.

Plants and beautiful flowers.

On our way to the Zoo : Mills College


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