Oakland Zoo Animals Feast on Donated Produce

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — July 27, 2013 Saturday marks Oakland Zoo’s Feast for the Beasts event (9:00am – 3:00pm). Visitors are encouraged to bring fresh produce to the animals. The first 250 guests through the door will receive a golden ticket to place produce inside the elephant exhibit. Once all the fruits and vegetables are in place, guests will leave the exhibit and watch four African elephants feast on their favorite treats such as melons, carrots, bananas, kiwi, cabbage, and celery. Each person who donates produce will receive a free ride ticket.

(Media Advisory: The best video and photo opportunities will be between 9:30am and 10:45am.)

Visitors may also watch animal feedings throughout Oakland Zoo. Feeding Schedule for Saturday, 7/27     9:45am & 10:15am     Elephant Spreads     10:30am        Elephant Feeding     11:00am        Bat Feeding     11:30am        Giraffe Feeding     11:45am        Meerkat Feeding     12:15pm        Baboon Feeding     12:45pm        Tiger Feeding     1:15pm        Otter Feeding     1:30pm        Lemur Feeding     2:00pm        Alligator Feeding     3:00pm        Coati Feeding     3:30pm        Sun Bear Feeding

The Feast for the Beasts event is included with regular Oakland Zoo admission, $11.75 for children (2-14) and seniors (65+), $15.75 for adults. Children under age 2 and seniors 80 years of age and older are FREE. Parking is $8.00 per vehicle.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area’s award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid’s activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

The East Bay Zoological Society has managed and operated both the Zoo and surrounding Knowland Park for the City of Oakland since 1982. Under its management, the Oakland Zoo presents an award-winning experience for visitors, fosters knowledge and understanding of animals and the environment through educational programs, and has earned national awards and international acclaim for its animal management and endangered species programs. Over the years, exhibit by exhibit, the Oakland Zoo has been reinvigorated and revitalized, making it a place where animals thrive and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

Contact: Nicky Mora, Senior Marketing Manager/PR (510) 632-9525 ext. 130 nmora(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org

Contacts

Nicky Mora
Oakland Zoo VM
510-632-9525

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