New Zoo Revue
Psst. Hey, parents. Here’s something you’ve gotta do this summer. The
Oakland Zoo will debut its new Children’s Interactive Zoo exhibits in
June. Here’s a map to some of the highlights. Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf
Links Rd., Oakland, (510) 632-9525, www.oaklandzoo.org.
Unbe-weave-able: The Insect House will be home to an orb spider, which spins the biggest webs in the world.
That’s a Croc: No, it’s a Gator: Alligator Alley has an underwater viewing area that lets you see the bellies of the beasts.
Lily Pad Walk: Because today’s kids love the hip-hop.
Don’t Keep Your Hands to Yourself: The new Petting Zoo features the cleanest barn you’ve ever seen.
You Otter Be in Pictures: A pool is the playground for river otters. Watch them from above or below in the viewing area.
Shell Game: Two of the oldest tortoises in captivity (more than 100 years old). Someone call Willard Scott!
Leapin’ Lemurs: Fans of PBS’s Zoboomafoo will love to watch these bushy-tailed tree climbers.