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Oakland Zoo

Boasting a menagerie of over 300 wonderful animals, the Oakland Zoo is a must for animal lovers and children. Highlights include a children's park, picnic area, wildlife theatre, carousel and a miniature railway. The children's zoo allows kids the opportunity to get close to the animals and even pet them. There's also a small rides area, and a cafe and souvenir shop.

Address: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Website: www.oaklandzoo.org

Telephone: (510) 632 9525

Opening times: Open daily 10am-4pm.

Admission: $15.75 (adults); $11.75 (children). Children under 2 are free.