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NOTICE: The Sacramento Zoological Societies Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Adrian Fowler as Acting Director. Visit the Board of Trustees page for more details.


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   Animal Updates
 Follow links to Zoo Blog for details


New Animals

In the Reptile House
   Yellow-banded Dart Frog Youngsters
   Giant Garter Snake
   Halloween Moon Crabs

At Small Wonders of Africa
   Red-billed Hornbill
   Straw-colored Fruit Bat
   Crested Guineafowl

Off-exhibit Youngsters
   Three African Lion cubs born Oct. 24


Zoo News & Events

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Death of Castro the Sumatran Tiger
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Castro the Sumatran Tiger who was diagnosed with lymphoma in Feburary 2013.
> Read the full blog     

Small Wonders of Africa          Now Open: Daily 9 am to 4 pm
Come see the newest exhibit featuring new species of East African animals including Straw-colored Fruit Bats, Aardvark, Red-billed hornbill and more! 
> Small Wonders information 

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Little Peeps Class for Preschoolers          Classes open now
Little Peeps classes are designed for 3 to 5 year-olds and are packed with fun crafts, games, music and a special visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors.
> Register for Little Peeps

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Zoo Closes Early at 1:30 pm       October 30 & 31: 1:30 pm
The Zoo will close early on October 30th and 31st for Boo at the Zoo setup.
> Hours & prices

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Boo at the Zoo        October 30 & 31: 5 to 8 pm
Bring the family to the Zoo for a spook-tacular good time. Play ghoulish games, trick-or-treat around the lake and much more! Zoo closes at 1:30 pm.
> Tickets on sale now!

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Winter Hours Begin          November 1: 10 am to 4 pm
Starting November 1st, the Sacramento Zoo will be open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Guests may stay on grounds until 5 pm.
> Hours & prices

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Holiday Food Drive      Daily in November & December: 10 am to 4 pm
During the holiday season, bring a non-perishable food item when you visit the Zoo and receive $1 off your Zoo admission! Benefitting the River City Food Bank.
> $1 off Zoo admission with food donation

Member Appreciation Mornings Icon Member Appreciation Mornings       November 8, 15, 22, 29: 9 to 10 am
Sacramento Zoo Members are invited to visit the Zoo before we open to the public! Free train & carousel rides and 20% off in the Zoofari Market until 10 am.
> More Member Mornings information
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Military Family Day        November 11: 10 am to 4 pm
In appreciation of or troops, all military personnel, veterans and their families receive a 50% discount with military identification.
> Hours and prices

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Zoo Closed on Thanksgiving Day      November 27: 10 am to 4 pm
The Sacramento Zoo will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular winter hours of 10 am to 4 pm will resume on Friday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving from the Zoo!
> Hours & prices

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Holiday Magic         December 13: 10 am to 4 pm
Why should only humans receive gifts during the holiday? Come out and watch the animals unwrap their holiday goodies from boxes to trees and much more!
> Included with Zoo admission

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PJ Party Christmas Eve        December 24: 10 am to 1:30 pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Zoo, and you don't even need to change out of your pajamas! That's right, admission is free and we will be in our best pjs. Join us! Zoo closes at 1:30 pm.
> Free Zoo admission day

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Zoo Closed on Christmas Day    December 25: 10 am to 4 pm
The Sacramento Zoo will be closed in observance of Christmas Day. Regular winter hours of 10 am to 4 pm will resume on December 26th. Merry Christmas from the Zoo!
> Hours & prices

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Estate Planning Safari       January 16: 1 to 2:30 pm
Local attorney and estate planning specialist Mark S. Drobny will help you navigate thorugh a jungle of topics in this free, informative seminar.
> Estate Planning Safari information and RSVP

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Give Your Ride
Donate your car, truck, boat or RV to benefit the Sacramento Zoo! The towing is free and the donation is tax deductible. Donate online or call 1-866-570-7318.
> Vehicle donation information




Who we are!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  The Zoo is wholly managed by the nonprofit Sacramento Zoological Society and inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation.

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Thank you to Zoo visitor Doug Oehler and his daughter for sharing their photos!

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