January 1st marked the launch of Oakland Zoo's centennial year. Since June 6, 1922, the Zoo has evolved from a single building in Snow Park near downtown Oakland, to Joaquin Miller Park in 1926, to its current location in the hills of Knowland Park in 1939. Today, the Oakland Zoo has evolved greatly with the changing times and attracts almost 900,000 guests per year and is 100-acres large; and is one of the four largest zoos in California.
"It's with enormous pride to serve as CEO during this incredible milestone. There has been so much accomplished over these many years in making the Zoo what it is today, and I'm honored to lead Oakland Zoo into the next 100 years. So much has evolved in the past century in the world - and in the role of zoos and their purpose - Oakland Zoo is fully committed in doing our part and leading the next generation of conservationists to blaze the trail ahead," Nik Dehejia, CEO of Oakland Zoo - Conservation Society of California.
For more information on the Zoo's Centennial Celebration, events, and festivities, please visit: https://www.oaklandzoo.org/centennial .
Oakland Zoo is managed by the Conservation Society of California, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife both locally and globally. The Zoo is home to over 850 native and exotic animals. We're recognized for our outstanding animal care, particularly our elephant care program, and for our Leed-certified, 17,000 square foot, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital -- the largest wild animal veterinary facility in Northern California.
2nd Image Credit:
Left Side - Oakland Zoo Founder & naturalist Henry A. Snow courtesy of Oakland Museum
Right Side - Nik Dehejia, Oakland Zoo's current CEO courtesy of Oakland Zoo
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