{ Inspiring Conservation for California Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems }

At Oakland Zoo, we know that people Conserve what they Love; they Love what they Understand; and they Understand what they are Taught. We aim to provide an inspiring nature experience for all our visitors, who leave the Zoo refreshed and appreciative of the natural world.


California Trail will give us many new opportunities to advance conservation education and activities in Northern California, through partnerships with visitors, residents, community and civic leaders, nonprofit wildlife organizations, scientists, educators, and students of all ages. Explore the topics below to learn how you can partner with Oakland Zoo and take action in local conservation.