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Oakland Zoo

On Halloween our family decided to go to the zoo. It was a neat day to visit because they were giving out animal trading cards. At the end of the scavenger hunt type collection of these cards you received a OCHO chocolate bar. Emma had a wonderful time collecting the cards and we all enjoyed the amazing real life animals.

Alligators are my very favorite.

The gondola ride is super fun but also it takes you to a whole new part of the zoo!

Bear hug?!

petting zoo at the library

We were so excited to visit the petting zoo at the Lakeview library. It has been a couple of years since they had it (stupid pandemic) and we were both looking forward to it. Of course the rabbits are the favorites but all the animals were fun and full of personality. Unfortunately I did not get a photo of the alpaca but it was very soft and had a cute face.

In the library Emma submitted her first twenty books for the summer reading program and received a free book and family passes to the Oakland zoo. It was a happy surprise to receive the zoo passes. maiki and I were just discussing a visit and noted I could rent a wheel chair or we could take a shuttle tour. I love the Oakland zoo and am looking forward to visiting with maiki for their first time.

oakland zoo and sky line








This was our first time on the sky line at the Oakland zoo and it was amazing. The fare is extra, three dollars per rider but totally worth it. You get to see giraffes, tigers, lions, elephants and camels in their enclosures and then the bison and tule elk were just outside of the fenced area that visitors can presently see. There is a plan to create a “California Trail” for this section so that visitors can walk along and observe the bison, elk, eagles, etc. in the natural Oakland Hills environment. It was of course a bit scary to be carried over a couple of lions with one’s precious child but overall the ride was exhilarating and we liked be up in the treetops and up in the sky with the birds. Also, great views of the bay can be seen! ^_^