I Heart Sacramento Zoo
A family friendly Valentine's event that will focus on water coservation.
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Bring your Valentine to Heart Sacramento Zoo, organized by the Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers. The event features Valentine-themed animal enrichments made by the Zoo Teens. Informative talks and free activity tables will focus on water conservation at the Zoo and at home – all included with general admission.
Zookeepers and Zoo Teens will be present during each enrichment to give information and answer questions about the animals. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the animals enjoy their treats.
Zoo Teens are 13 to19 year-old youths who are wild about animals, the earth and the community. As a Zoo volunteer, they learn about animals, interact with the public and gain confidence in public speaking. Zoo Teens volunteer on weekends August through May and must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in school. Zoo Teens help with many events and projects at the Zoo throughout the year with I Heart Sacramento Zoo being their largest project. Zoo Teens are part of Jane Goodall Institutes Roots & Shoots program. Roots & Shoots is a global, environmental and humanitarian program for youth.
WHERE: Sacramento Zoo, near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park.
WHEN: Sunday, February 9th, from 9 am to 4 pm.
Schedule of Animal Enrichments:
9:30am Sumatran Orangutan
9:45am Sumatran Tiger
10:30am Snow Leopard
11:00am Black & White Ruffed Lemur
11:30am Giraffe12:00pmInterpretive Center
1:00pm Giant Anteater
1:30pm African Lion
2:00pm North American River Otter
2:30pm Reptile House
3:00pm Red River Hog
3:30pm Ground Hornbill & Great Hornbill
Activities for guests will include face painting, water cycle bracelets and an interactive water conservation game. Come to this event and watch as animals enjoy treats, activities for guests and learn how the Zoo conserves water year-round.
Sacramento Zoo – Wildly Inspiring!
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.25; children ages 2-11 are $7.25 and one and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.
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