October 10, 2016

California’s most significant conservatory of native animal species takes shape.

The Oakland Zoo’s California Trail is a 20 acre exhibit featuring natural habitats for the gray wolf, grizzly bear, black bear, mountain lion, bison, tule elk, bald eagle, and California condor. A gondola will carry zoo patrons from the main zoo up the ridge to the Visitor Center and restaurant featuring stunning San Francisco Bay views. An overnight experience – a camping area with platform tents – is also planned. Designed by Noll & Tam Architects, the project will put the Oakland Zoo on the map as one of the most important conservatories of native California plant and animal species in the nation.