Small Wonders of Africa
Opening Later this Fall!

As the summer draws to a close, six species will be moving to a new home at the Sacramento Zoo. Small Wonders will house Straw-colored Fruit Bats, Aardvark, Wolf's Guenons, Red-billed Hornbill and Crested Guineafowl. Later this year, Banded Mongooses will be joining the Aardvarks on exhibit.

Each of these species will help tell the story of East Africa, presenting the challenges of conserving wildlife in this unique corner of the world. The Sacramento Zoo has been an active participant in many East African conservation programs to educate the African people who share the landscape with native wildlife.

Small Wonders has expanded and improved an existing structure – both on-and off-exhibit animal facilities. It replaced the existing mesh with modern, finer-grade stainless steel and glass to allow for greater visibility. The previous parrot, owl, porcupine and lemur habitats (six exhibits in all) were combined to form three large spaces. The renovation also includes an artificial termite mound where guests will be able to observe nocturnal Aardvarks even as they sleep.

Thanks to presenting sponsor The Ron & Shirley Watkins Family as well as many additional donors, over $600,000 was raised to make this project possible.

Come see Small Wonders of Africa this fall!

NOTICE: Small Wonders of Africa Opening Postponed
Out of respect for the recent and sudden passing of Zoo Director Mary Healy, the Small Wonders of Africa exhibit opening celebration has been postponed until later this fall.

Postponed Events
Benefactor Reception: August 27
Member Evening: August 28
Public Opening: Labor Day Weekend

New dates will be announced as they become available. The Zoo staff appreciates your understanding during this time of mourning.

Thank you!

Ardvark Straw-colored Fruit Bat Banded Mongoose

Aardvark,
courtesy of Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure

Straw-colored Fruit Bat,
courtesy of Michael Durham,
Oregon Zoo

Banded Mongoose,
courtesy of Micheal Durham, Oregon Zoo

Crested Guineafowl  Red-billed Hornbill

Crested Guineafowl

Wolf's Guenon

 Red-billed Hornbill

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