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9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA | Directions 9460537.750867 -122.148185
Beautiful Zoo – This is a Zoo that people should really see. There animals seem very happy and very well taken care of.
Animal lovers and children enjoy a variety of habitats at this zoo nestled in the Oakland Hills. – Overview
Covering 100 acres of Knowland Park, the Oakland Zoo is home to more than 400 animals from around the world. Several distinct habitats are recreated here; African Veldt, African Savanna, Australian Outback and a Tropical Rainforest. Perennial zoo favorites like giraffes, elephants, lions and monkeys are all well-represented. The children's zoo houses alligators, otters, goats and the like. Kids are allowed to pet some of the domestic animals.
The zoo includes a rides area where kids can enjoy carousels and a small train that makes periodic trips around the park. A sky ride transports visitors high above the zoo for a bird's-eye view. Some of the rides require a small extra fee, but a park with picnic tables is free to the public. Other facilities include an environmental education center complete with classrooms, discovery room and a theater.
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