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Be Wowed By The Sheer Size

Oakland, CA 94622, USA
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Zoos are supposed to educate and promote conservation of wildlife. At the Oakland Zoo, you'll find many opportunities to learn about all the different varieties of animals that call the zoo their home. The Aldabra Tortoises are massive in size and when you see them, you will not be able to take your eyes off of them. These tortoises hail from Aldabra Island, which is in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. These tortoises can weight up to 560 pounds and live 150 years or more. It is the second largest tortoise in the world behind the Galapago tortoises. Now I feel the need to go to the Galapagos to be wowed by those species.
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Points of interest

Lake Chabot Regional Park
take a hike around the lake and see people boating in the lake
try walking around this estate; beautiful grounds, lots of flowers
California Trail at the Oakland Zoo
take the gondola up to the new section with new animals
African Veldt
peaceful here; eat a snack or lunch while you watch the elephants
Gondola Station
do this first; take the gondola up and see bison along the way
Knowland Park
great views set on top of this big hill, see SF on a clear day
Oakland Zoo
the oakland zoo has elephants and SF had to remove their elephants
city east of San Francisco; take the Bridge across the bay


Tuskers at the Oakland Zoo
try the tuna melt and the kids meals; find a seat in the shade
The Landing Cafe
quick service restaurant; get your food and eat outside on the patio

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