Sacramento Zoo On Alert After High Speed Chase Ends

The Sacramento Zoo was evacuated after a high speed chase ended at the back gates on Thursday, August 19th. Assailants broke through the fence with 2 squad cars following.

Before the assailants' car got to Zoo grounds the three suspects fled the vehicle. The Zoo was then evacuated while police searched for the assailants and zoo staff cleared the Zoo for the safety of visitors and animals.

Animal care staff ensured that all animals were secure in their enclosures.

All three assailants were apprehended shortly after the chase ended and the Sacramento Police Department ensured the Zoo was safe with K-9 units. Visitors were then allowed to re-enter the Zoo.

There were two minor injuries reported from visitors. One Zoo Staff person was injured by a K-9 Unit, but received first aid quickly from paramedics.

Sacramento Zoo – Explore 7 Continents in 14 Acres!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 450 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 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.00; children ages 3-12 are $7.00 and two 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

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