Oakland Zoo

A chimpanzee holds an enrichment treat at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif., on April 14, 2020. Zoos and aquariums from Florida to Alaska are struggling financially because of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet animals still need expensive care and food, meaning the closures that began in March, the start of the busiest season for most animal parks, have left many of the facilities in dire financial straits. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
AP News
August 01, 2020 - 8:15 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet, venturing out to areas of their exhibits they usually avoid. The bears and petting pigs miss the children, though, and are seeking more...
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: A grizzly bear swims in a pool at the Oakland Zoo on April 16, 2020 in Oakland, California.
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KCBS Radio Midday News
July 15, 2020 - 11:28 am
The state's Department of Public Health has approved Alameda County's request for variance, meaning outdoor dining and operations at the Oakland Zoo are now allowed.
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The Oakland Zoo.
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Holly Quan
July 14, 2020 - 10:33 am
Despite the statewide rollback of indoor businesses and services, Alameda County is expected to push ahead for special permission to reopen the Oakland Zoo.
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A zebra nudges a ring with its nose to release food at the Oakland Zoo on July 01, 2020 in Oakland, California.
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Holly Quan
July 08, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Since word got out last week that the Oakland Zoo could close permanently due to losses taken during the coronavirus pandemic, donations have been pouring in. However, some of it isn't what the zoo needs.
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: A grizzly bear swims in a pool at the Oakland Zoo on April 16, 2020 in Oakland, California.
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KCBS Radio Overnight News
July 01, 2020 - 7:03 pm
The beloved Oakland Zoo is at risk of permanent closure unless they can get enough funds to reopen. The zoo - along with countless Bay Area businesses - has been closed since mid-March. It's lost $2.5 million each month of the closure.
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Holly Quan
June 25, 2020 - 10:45 am
Illegal fireworks continue across the Bay Area on a nightly basis, more than week away from the Fourth of July. In Richmond, police have received five times more complaints of fireworks than last June. And it is not just people and household pets that are disturbed by the ongoing noise and...
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: A grizzly bear swims in a pool at the Oakland Zoo on April 16, 2020 in Oakland, California.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 10, 2020 - 2:21 pm
The Oakland Zoo hopes to reopen June 1, only admitting up to 2,000 visitors per day, preferably wearing face coverings and observing social distancing guidelines.
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Tiger, Zoo Animal
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Megan Goldsby
April 07, 2020 - 8:54 am
Bay Area zoos are taking extra precautions after the surprising news that a tiger tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo.
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Oakland Zoo Replaces Plastic Food Containers
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Matt Bigler
February 13, 2020 - 2:10 pm
The Oakland Zoo said it will get rid of all single-use plastic containers and replace them with aluminum products.
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An abandoned mountain lion appears to be making a full recovery with zookeepers at the Oakland Zoo on Dec. 9, 2019.
Steven Gotz; Oakland Zoo
Matt Bigler
December 09, 2019 - 4:19 pm
A rescued mountain lion cub continues to recover nicely at the Oakland Zoo, after nearly perishing in El Dorado County last month.
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