Hanging around at the Oakland Zoo (photos)

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Hanging around at the Oakland Zoo!

I took my son to the Zoo on Saturday, and had a great time.  This zoo is more Kid-Friendly than most, and not quite as expensive as others.  There is a kids area with rides, a train and a children's zoo section. I took some pictures of some great animals

I caught this picture of a White Handed Gibbon flying around in the trees.  He would stop and stare at you, it was kinda cool!

American Alligator

My son loved the alligators!  There were four of them!

Reticulated Giraffe,

The Giraffes were huge and right there!  They were in one the biggest exhibits!

Malayan Flying Fox (Fruit Bat)

The Malayan Flying Fox exhibit was my favorite!  It reminded me of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, when she said to Indy, "ohh, look at the birds!" and he replied, "Those aren't birds, their bats!" 

Tiger

And of course, everyone loves the Tigers!

Admission: Adults $12.50 (kids 2-14 are $8.50).  But remember, parking is $7.  It's open 10-4pm weather permitting...

www.oaklandzoo.org

I hope everyone has a great day!!

:)

chris

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Chris Alston

 

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Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

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Cupertino, CA 95014

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Chris ... wouldn't you know it ... all your loyal fans note the missing Gibbon ... and those are not alligators ... they're my short sale buyers!

Feb 13, 2011 01:55 PM #14
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I had no idea that Oakland had such a great zoo Chris...

Feb 13, 2011 05:15 PM #15
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Chris - what kind of camera and lens are you using to get such great close up pictures?

Feb 13, 2011 06:19 PM #16
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Chris - what kind of camera and lens are you using to get such great close up pictures?

Feb 13, 2011 06:19 PM #17
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Another "Alston Adventure"...............great way to spend some time with that little guy.  I'm sure Ryan had a great time with his Daddy.  Excellent photos.

Feb 13, 2011 09:55 PM #18
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Chris, Zoos are such an amazing way to spend a day ~love that giraffe photo!

Feb 13, 2011 09:59 PM #19
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Here is the White Handed Gibbon!  I do not know why the alligator at it!!!

:)Gibbon

Feb 14, 2011 03:56 AM #20
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Sally - HAHAHAH!

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Wende - LOL!

Feb 14, 2011 04:00 AM #22
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Jack - You are sooo right!  In fact, I stole this picture from you!

Feb 14, 2011 04:01 AM #23
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Paul - It was the first time I had been!

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Wende:

My camera I bought at Best Buy for about $200.  Cannon PowerShot SX120 IS, 10X Optical Zoom. 10 Mega Pixel.  It is a simple digital camera that tags along with me everywhere. 

Feb 14, 2011 04:04 AM #25
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Thanks Roger!!!  We had a blast!

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Thanks Larry and Sheila!

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Chris, I don't know why, but your giraffe photo really grabbed my interest...I think I just discovered that I am a giraffe-lover! I thought for sure my favorite would be the tiger, as I'm a fan of the big cats. :)

Leilani

Feb 14, 2011 05:18 PM #28
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Finally! Other people are going to their zoos! However, you left out the picture of the white-handed gibbon.

Feb 15, 2011 02:44 AM #29
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Leilani - :)

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Russell - It was fun!  I don't know why the gibbon was removed...  I think it was errer: ID10.T = User error.  :)  I added it in the comments.

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O.M.G. Chris...I just took the whatanimalami.com quiz and I was totally shocked to find out that I am a GIRAFFE!!! I knew I had some sort of connection when I first saw your giraffe pic and it just took 3 days for me to take a quiz and realize that my inside animal IS a giraffe. WOW!!! :D

Leilani

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Leilani - HAHAHAH!!!  :)  I have to go check out that site!!!

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