American Association of Zoo Keeper Events
Support the Greater Sacramento Chapter of AAZK at these wonderful events!
Dining for Rhinos
Valid through May 1, 2016
A $10 donation gets you a coupon booklet featuring deals at restaurants and venues all over the Sacramento area with 100% of funds raised going straight to rhino conservation. Dining for Rhinos complements the larger Bowling for Rhinos campaign hosted by AAZK, Inc. These campaigns help raise awareness and fund rhino conservation through organizations like the International Rhino Foundation and the Lewa Conservancy. Last year we raised $2750 and this year we’re aiming for over $5000! Email GreaterSacAAZK@gmail.com to purchase a booklet. If you are not interested in a booklet, but would still like to donate to visit the AAZK donation page and select Greater Sac AAZK Chapter from the drop down menu.
Alley Katz: 10% off total bill
Auntie Anne's Pretzels: Free signature pretzel with purchase of a pretzel nugget (Arden Fair Mall location)
Big Spoon Yogurt: 20% off of purchase
David Girard Vineyards: Free wine tasting, up to 2 people
Esquire IMAX Theatre: Free small popcorn with ticket purchase
Evan's Kitchen and Catering: 50% off any dinner entrée with purchase of any entrée of equal or greater value
Kampala Café at the Sacramento Zoo: 50% off entire purchase, excluding alcohol
Kru: Spend $10, Get $20
Kupros Craft House: 10% off total bill
Masullo: Buy one pizza, get the 2nd 50% off
Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar: $5 off purchase of $25, excludes alcohol
Robeks: $1 off any med or large smoothie or fresh juice (Land Park location)
Sacramento Sweets Co.: Buy one small cone, get one free
Sacramento Zoo: 50% off admission, up to 6 people
Scandia Family Fun Center: Buy 1 miniature golf wristband, get 1 free
Vince's Restaurant and Bar: Buy 1 entrée and 2 drinks, get 2nd entrée 50% off
*All offers expire May 1, 2016. Cannot be combined with any other promotion/offer. One time use and to be surrendered upon use. One coupon per table
Missing Orangutan Mothers (MoM’s) Day Bake Sale
May 10, 2015: 10 am to 3 pm
At the Sacramento Zoo
Buy some delicious palm oil free baked goods and learn about how Orangutans are excellent mothers. Also, learn about palm oil, the effects it has on Orangutan habitat, and why we should work towards buying palm oil free or sustainable palm oil products. Find our table near the Orangutan exhibit. All proceeds got to support Orangutan Outreach Missing Orangutan Mothers (MOM) Day campaign, an effort to conserve Orangutans in the wild, provide support for orphaned Orangutan juveniles, and educate about palm oil’s effect on Orangutan habitat.
May 28, 2015: 7 pm
We are partnering with Wildlife Care Association (WCA) in a truly unique fundraising experience. Each year WCA rehabilitates thousands of animals, releasing them back to the wild after their recovery. Come witness this spectacular release of rehabilitated owls as they take flight and continure their wild lives. To reserve a spot for $10 email Lori Tierney. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Care Association.
Stuffed Animal Veterinary Clinic
May 30, 2015: 10 am to 2 pm
At the Sacramento Zoo on the Veterinary Hospital Lawn
Is your teddy bear feeling under the weather? Does your stuffed animal have a cut that needs fixing? We are here to help! A Stuffed Animal Veterinarian will assess the overall health of your stuffed animal and make a diagnosis based on the symptoms. Exams are just $3 per stuffed animal. Repairs with exam are $5 and stuffed animals adoptions with exam are $4. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK.
Member Evening Enrichments
June 11, 2015: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
At the Sacramento Zoo
Are you a Sacramento Zoo member? Join us for the Member Evening, which is just for you! AAZK is hosting an enrichment fair that night, where you have the chance to play an active role in the enrichment of our Zoo animals. Purchase pre-made enrichments from zoo keepers and watch as the animal enjoys it on the spot! Keepers will also be on hand to answer any of those animal questions you have just been dying to ask. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK.
MoM's day bake sale
Black & white ruffed lemur enrichment
Red Panda Day
September 26, 2015: 10 am to 4 pm
At the Sacramento Zoo
Join us for an interactive and educational event about Red Panda awareness and conservation. Kids (and adults too!) can become “Red Panda Rangers” after stopping at the various Red Panda Stations and completing the Panda activities. Other stations include face painting and an opportunity to decorate your own flag that will be added to the ones currently surrounding the Red Panda exhibit. This year we will have a raffle! Come by and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win your favorite Red Panda themed artwork, décor, and other keepsakes. All proceeds benefit The Red Panda Network (RPN), a conservation group working directly with community-based organizations in Nepal. RPN staff will also be here to answer any questions about their work saving these incredible animals!
Weekends, December 12-20, 2015: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
At the Sacramento Zoo
Celebrate the holiay season with homemade wreaths! We will be at the front of the Zoo during the December weekends selling beautiful wreaths for your home. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK.
Barn owl release
Greater Sac AAZK Members
What is AAZK?
AAZK is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. AAZK’s purpose is to foster a professional attitude in animal keepers and aquarists by encouraging them to become active members of professional teams at today’s zoos and aquariums. AAZK supports the promotion and implementation of zoo keeper education and strives to make the general public aware of our concern for all deserving conservation projects and the need for the preservation of our natural resources and the species that depend on those resources.
Who is Greater Sac AAZK?
Mission Statement: Greater Sac AAZK is a chartered member in good standing of American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc. Our purpose shall be to educate and assist zoological personnel in their roles as animal caretakers, public educators, scientific researchers, wildlife conservationists and to promote our zoological institution as a cultural establishment, dedicated to the enrichment of human and natural resources.
We will support and publicize our concern for deserving conservation projects and do our part in educating the general public to the need for preserving our natural resources and animal life. We will promote public education on the topics of zoos and related animal care facilities as well as promote and establish good relationships amongst professional zoo keepers. We strive to establish a means to stimulate incentive and create greater interest in sound captive animal management through the zoo keeping profession; and to promote projects and programs that will strengthen the professional zoo keeper's knowledge.