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California Condor Release into the Wild March 27 Oakland Zoo, CamZone Networks, and Ventana Wildlife Society partner to create a new live-streaming-webcam for California condor release into the wild
Oakland Zoo’s CSS Presents “Saving the Puma” February 28

Oakland, CA - On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts to save mountain lions.

Ellen Trout Zoo Announces Birth of Linne's Two-Toed Sloth February 3

The Ellen Trout Zoo welcomes the birth of a Linne's Two-toed Sloth. The new sloth was born on January 16, 2014 and received a neonatal exam the following day at which time its sex was determined to be male. He is doing well in the care of his mother and with close monitoring by the animal care staff that weigh him routinely and check both infant and dam for any signs of problems.The infant has been strong, vocal, and active since birth.Producing only one offspring at a time with a minimal interbirth period of 16 months makes population growth slow for this species.

Praire Dogs Settling In at Carlsbad Zoo January 10

With their little colony dwindling away -- there were just three of the original residents left -- the Prairie Dog Village at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park was ready to receive the immigrants.

Oakland Zoo Raises More Than $100,000 for Wild Animals December 23

Oakland, CA, December 23, 2013…The Bay Area's Oakland Zoo is proud to announce that Quarters for Conservation, a program to promote wildlife conservation efforts, has raised more than one hundred thousand dollars.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Welcomes New Director of Human Resources December 4

Jeff Crisp Brings More than 15 Years of Leadership Experience to the Zoo

Oakland Zoo’s Managing Director Honored at 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Luncheon December 2

Nancy Filippi, Managing Director at Oakland Zoo was honored on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, California. Ms. Filippi was recognized as a Distinguished Agency Honoree for her philanthropic work with Ventana Wildlife Society, one of Oakland Zoo's conservation partners.

Oakland Zoo Set to Plug in ZooLights, an Annual Holiday Festival of Lights December 2

Oakland Zoo's holiday festival of lights has officially begun. Friday November 29 marked the date Oakland Zoo officially plugged in the lights, sights, and sounds of the season. From November 29 through January 5, 2014, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the night sky to celebrate a holiday tradition in Oakland known as ZooLights.

Baby Baboon Named Kodee Born at Oakland Zoo December 2

Oakland, CA…November 14, 2013 - Oakland Zoo is happy to declare the arrival of a baby Hamadryas baboon. Baby Kodee was born on October 24, 2013 at Oakland Zoo. After acclimating to her exhibit over the past three weeks, she can now be seen daily by the public. Kodee is most often seen riding on her mother, Krista. She likes to cling to her mom's belly and be carried around the exhibit. If she isn't close to her Mom, then her Dad, Martijn, is nearby.Zookeepers say he has shown to be very protective of the infant and always has an eye on her whereabouts. Like human newborns, the first couple of months will mainly consist of the baby nursing and sleeping.

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