Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo, in the past known as the Knowland Zoo, is a 100-acre (40 ha) zoo located in southeastern Oakland, California, United States. Oakland Zoo is relatively small for a city of its size, but it contains modern exhibits. Most of its animals are kept in relatively "natural" habitats, and expanded natural habitats are planned. The Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo which opened in 2005 is a good example of the zoo's plans for the future, with interactive exhibits, state of the art animal housing facilities and children's play areas. The Zoo is nationally known for its excellent elephant exhibit and has been praised for allowing their elephants to roam freely.

Read more about Oakland ZooThe Beginning of The Zoo, Growing A Zoo, The Wayne and Gladys Valley Children’s Zoo, Teen Wild Guides, The Playground, Exhibitions

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Oakland Zoo - Exhibitions
... Today the zoo is home to over 660 native and exotic animals and is a member of the AZA ... Tiger Camel Crowned Crane Flamingos at the main entrance of the Oakland Zoo Up close and personal with an American Alligator Emerald Tree Boa ...
Oakland Zoo (cheering Section)
... The Oakland Zoo is the student cheering section for the University of Pittsburgh men's and women's basketball teams ... The Zoo cheers on the Panthers from the bottom tier of the stands at the Petersen Events Center, primarily across from the teams' benches and on the baselines under ... a rowdy crowd of 1,500 students that are typically uniformly clad in gold t-shirts, and the Zoo student section is consistently sold out for Panthers home games ...
Oakland Zoo (cheering Section) - In-game Activities
... Waiting times for the best seats in the Oakland Zoo section of the Petersen Events Center can extend for hours before the game's tip-off ... For more high profile games, Zoo members have camped overnight inside the large lobby of the Petersen Events Center, sometimes having pizza delivered to them by ... The Oakland Zoo distributes four page newspapers prior to every home game with details on Pitt players and opponents ...
Petersen Events Center - Student Section
... The section known as the Oakland Zoo is composed of the sections across from the team benches and next to the court ... The name comes from Oakland, the neighborhood where Pitt's campus resides ... The students in the Zoo wear gold T-shirts with the words "Oakland Zoo" in some way, shape or form across the front ...

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