The Oakland Zoo is home to over 660 native and exotic animals, Skyride, miniature train, carousel, picnic grounds, wildlife-related art exhibits, hands-on kids' activities, and more.
The natural history and environmental education center has more than fifty species of live, non-releasable animals on exhibit.
This wildlife refuge at the former Alameda Naval Air Station is open to the public for special events only. It is home of a critical nesting site of the endangered Least Tern and over 138 other bird species which the frequent the site.
While not technically a zoo, you can find (and buy) almost any (legally sanctioned) lizard-like animal here, from frogs and giant pythons to flesh-eating monitor lizards.
The San Francisco zoo features over 250 animal species, a historic carousel, miniature train and much more.
The Little Farm in Tilden Park features animals including cows, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, and chickens. Kids can bring lettuce or celery to feed the animals.