Knowland Park (Ohlone Territory called Huchiun) is a 500-acre wild open space in the Oakland hills of California. It was deeded to the City by the State in the 1970's under the condition that it would always remain a public park but now the Oakland Zoo is trying to expand onto the park, fencing in a large portion of the area and will cut down dozens of trees, some of which are old growth Oaks. The western highlands and northern slopes are currently a home to rare native plant communities, thriving but threatened wildlife, and a critical migratory corridor for coyotes, mountain lions and bobcats. The park is also home to threatened species of animals such as the Alameda Whipsnake and The Great Horned Owl.
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