Small Wonders of Africa
Coming summer of 2014!

On January 30, 2014, a groundbreaking for the exciting new project, Small Wonders of Africa was held at the Sacramento Zoo. With this project underway it will become the home of six new species. Small Wonders will house African Straw-colored Fruit Bats, Banded Mongooses, Aardvarks, Wolf's Guenons, Red-billed Hornbill and Crested Guineafowl.

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 African wildlife.

Small Wonders will expand and improve an existing structure – both on-and off-exhibit animal facilities. It will replace the existing mesh with modern, finer-grade stainless steel and glass to allow for greater visibility. Existing parrot, owl, porcupine and lemur habitats (six exhibits in all) will be combined to form three large spaces. The renovation will also include an artificial termite mound (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 has been raised so far to make this project possible.

Come see Small Wonders of Africa this summer!

Ardvark Straw-colored Fruit Bat Banded Mongoose

courtesy of Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure

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

Banded Mongoose,
courtesy of Micheal Durham, Oregon Zoo

A contribution of $1,000 or more will place your name in a special recognition area of the project. Visit the Small Wonders Sponsorship page for a list of opportunities. If you have any questions on this exciting new project, please call the Zoo’s development department at 916-808-3713.

Donate to Small Wonders Now 

Thank you!

Crested Guineafowl  

Crested Guineafowl,
courtesy of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Wolf's Guenon


Small Wonders plans

Download a printable version of the Small Wonders plans here.

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