Accessibility: The Zoo is ADA compliant. Bring your own mobility device or Scooters and wheelchairs can be rented on a first come, first serve basis - Scooter $30. Wheelchair $15. All mobility devices will fit on the gondola.
Where to Meet and Parking: Park in the parking lot as close as you can get to the Main entrance. We will meet inside the Main Entrance at Flamingo Plaza for a timed entrance at 10;30
Description: Jan Stevens, AV Member and Docent will arrange for docents to tour us.
We'll take a short loop thru the main Zoo to see the new babies (Joon gibbon and Kendi giraffe) and then board the gondola for a 4 minute scenic ride up to the California Trail. On the Trail's boardwalk, we'll pass through exhibits of California native species that have a story to tell us about their challenges in our state: eagle, condor, wolf, jaguar, brown/grizzly bear, mountain lion, black bear and bison.
After the CAT tour, you might want lunch at either the Landing Cafe before descending on the gondola or at Tuskers Cafe next to the main entrance. Then you can explore other parts of the main Zoo on your own during the afternoon.
At the gate, tell the attendant you are part of the Ashby Village group and then proceed up the hill to the main entrance to check in.
76 and older is free
$12 per vehicle
Cash will be appreciated and easiest to process.
What to bring: Cash for the admission ticket and parking. Good walking shoes, layered clothing for variable weather, water, hat for sun protection, umbrella for light rain, and a sense of adventure - this is a great chance to meet new and old friends! Cash or credit card for optional self pay lunch.
About our Docent! Come meet Jan Stevens - "Volunteering at the Zoo (docent class of 2014) has given me a sense of community and contribution that I missed after retiring from Williams-Sonoma. I'm looking forward to sharing the gem that is our Oakland Zoo with other Ashby members."