Sacramento Zoo Recognized for Sound Fiscal Management
Charity evaluator gives Zoo highest rating

For the second year in a row, the Sacramento Zoological Society has received the top ranking – four out of a possible four stars - from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier charity evaluator.   “We are honored to receive this recognition for a second straight year,” said Mary Healy, Sacramento Zoo Director/CEO.  Only 20% of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received two consecutive 4-star evaluations.  The Sacramento Zoo is one of only six organizations in Sacramento ranked with four stars.

Charity Navigator is an independent charity evaluator, provides in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and fiscal responsibility of America's largest charities. This information provides donors with the information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make. In earning Charity Navigator's four-star rating, Sacramento Zoological Society has demonstrated exceptional financial health and management.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator demonstrates to the public that the Sacramento Zoo is worthy of their trust,” added Healy.

About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website,, attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating over 5,500 charities. Charity Navigator is a 501 (c)(3) organization which accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 201, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

Sacramento Zoo -- Wildly Inspiring!

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 2-11 are $7.00 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

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