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The Oakland Zoo of today does not resemble the zoo so many of us remember in the Oakland Hills. The first time I revisited the facility, I was pleased to many enclosures with more natural habitat for the animals. These spaces replace some old-fashioned sterile exhibits of previous years.

In fact, I didn't even see some of the animals during my last visit (lions among them). The homes Oakland Zoo has created for many of its inhabitants afford animals a least some measure of privacy and innate activity.

Zoos are not perfect. The concept of captive, wild animals is often a controversial one. With existing zoos, I'm gratified when there is effort to address the animals' natural needs and well-being, in and around the complexities of our relationship to them.

Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA 94605
Tel: (510) 632-9525
Oakland Zoo Website

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