The Oakland Zoo’s new California Trail exhibit features animals native to California. Some may not necessarily live here any more for a variety of reasons. To get to The California Trail, you need to take a free gondola ride with breathtaking views of the Bay area. Once way up the hill, there are Gray Wolves, Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Mountain Lions and more. We were a little bummed that the wolves weren’t out. They have a huge area to roam with lots of hiding spots. I finally realized why communities freak out when there’s a mountain lion sighting. I saw one yawn, its mouth was enormous! Both my 10 year old son Bobby and I enjoyed the Grizzly bears the most. In the viewing area, the only thing separating them from you is a piece of glass. That’s the closest I hope I ever get to a bear! We talked to one of the volunteers, he told us that one of the bears the zoo adopted had broken into a home in Lake Tahoe and was going to be euthanized. That is until the zoo adopted her and her kids. The volunteers are incredibly nice and very knowledgeable. We had a great time and will definitely go again.
My 10 year old son and I went to The Oakland Zoo yesterday and checked out the new California Trail! The bears were the best! ~Joey
Posted by KFOX on Monday, August 6, 2018