Zoo Tour! Live in Oakland California

Animal experience hosted by Loretta Graziano

2 hours – Hosted in English, Spanish, and French

an AirBnB Experience

Get details here or book below

I explain an animal’s response to dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, endorphin and cortisol while you watch the animals in action. When you know how these brain chemicals work in animals, you understand their impact on YOU.

We will start with small-brained animals and work our way up to the apes. You’ll find out how animals make decisions all day in order to survive. Happy chemicals reward an animal for steps that meet a need, and unhappy chemicals alert it to potential threats.

We’ll stop for a jungle-themed snack/rest since the zoo is a bit hilly and the must-see elephant are at the far end.

Your questions are welcome! I can address specific interests since I have written many books on the animal brain. This is a new view of emotions based on evolutionary psychology.

Admission to the zoo is a separate ticket fee, so please check the zoo’s availability of timed tickets.

  • Logistics: The zoo has two entry gates so we will text. I can provide transportation advice.
  • Well-behaved children are welcome; I can explain everything in a family-friendly way.
  • I speak Spanish & French. The tour is in English but I can translate some phrases.
  • Flexible: contact me to arrange an alternate time.