The Oakland Zoo, by far, has to be the best zoo in Northern California. The grounds look like a park. Well, actually the zoo is built in a park, up in the Oakland Hills.
My twins, Mommy and Daddy, were able to see Tigers, Lions, Elephants, Meerkats, Giraffe's, Monkey's and Otter's. Yeah, Otter's, in a zoo, not aquarium. Oh, and in the petting zoo, my twins were able to pet Goat's and see the Sheep. The Sheep were lying in a grassy area outside the stables.
Then, when my twins began to get semi tired, we left the zoo and went to this new area where the kids can get on a Carousel and a Car ride. The rides were similar to those on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.