Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — March 29, 2014… Saturday marks Oakland Zoo’s Feast for the Beasts event (9:00am – 3:00pm). The public is encouraged to donate fresh produce to the animals. The first 250 guests through the door will receive an exclusive opportunity to spread produce, such as apples, lettuce, tomatoes, melons, and carrots, throughout the elephant exhibit. Once all the fruits and vegetables are in place, visitors will exit the exhibit to watch the Zoo’s four African elephants (Lisa, M’dunda, Donna, and Osh) devour their favorite treats. Each person who donates produce will receive a free ride ticket. Thank you Primal Pet Foods for being the presenting sponsor of Feast for the Beasts.
***Media Advisory: The best video and photo opportunities will be between 9:30am and 10:45am.***
Besides the Elephant Feeding, many other feedings are happening during Feast for the Beast. Feeding Schedule for Saturday, 3/29 10:30am Elephant Feeding 11:00am Bat Feeding 11:30am Black throated monitor Feeding 11:30am Giraffe Feeding 11:45am Meerkat Feeding 12:15pm Baboon Feeding 12:45pm Tiger Feeding 1:00pm Zebra 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. For more information, please call (510) 632-9525 or go to: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Events.php.
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. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide. 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.