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Oakland Zoo

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The nonprofit Oakland Zoo, located in Knowland Park, is home to more than 440 native and exotic animals.

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The Subtleties of Knowland Park

May 05, 2011 by Dan Rademacher

Knowland Park might be the City of Oakland’s largest park–about 500 acres–but it’s mostly known as the home of the Oakland Zoo. We visit the park with some native plant advocates who have their own fine-tuned sense of Knowland’s beauty.

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Oakland Zoo Expansion Debate Continues

March 28, 2011 by Erica Reder

The Oakland Zoo sits at the edge of Interstate 580, occupying the western corner of Knowland Park. At 45 acres, the zoo makes up less than one tenth of the park’s overall area. But a plan to double that ratio has been in place since 1998, when the Oakland City Council approved a proposed expansion. Now, though ground has yet to be broken on the work itself, the project has retaken center stage thanks to a controversy over recent amendments.

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