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Visitors Stuck on Gondola Lift at Oakland Zoo After 'Digital Glitch'

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    Visitors Stuck on Gondola Lift at Oakland Zoo

    Visitors to Oakland Zoo Friday afternoon were stuck on the zoo's aerial gondola lift at for at least 30 minutes due to "digital glitch." Melissa Colorado reports.

    (Published Friday, July 13, 2018)

    Visitors to Oakland Zoo Friday afternoon were stuck on the zoo's aerial gondola lift at for at least 30 minutes due to "digital glitch."

    Zoo officials said they were able to resolve the issue around 2:30 p.m.. No injuries were reported, but firefighters and medics were on scene to help.

    The incident comes a day after the zoo unveiled its $75 million expansion, which includes the California Trail.

    The new 56-acre expansion to the California Trail debuted Thursday and more than doubled its size. It's now home to eight native California animal species including a new jaguar, grizzly bears, bald eagles, gray wolves, and American bison, among others.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning and included speeches by Mayor Libby Schaaf, and president and CEO of the zoo, Joel Parrott, as they introduced the trail’s 56-acre expansion for the first time after three years of construction.

    Check out new photos from the trail here.


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