American Association of Zoo Keeper Events
Support the Greater Sacramento Chapter of AAZK at these wonderful events!
Dining for Rhinos
Now on sale!
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. 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: 2019 O Street, Sacramento - 10% off entire bill
Big Spoon Yogurt: All Sacramento area locations - 20% off entire purchase
David Girard Vineyards: 741 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville - Two for one tasting (Maximum
one free. Appointment required - please call (530) 295-1833)
Esquire IMAX Theatre: 1211 K Street, Sacramento - Free small popcorn with purchase of
Evan's Kitchen: 855 57th Street, Suite C, Sacramento - 50% off any dinner entrée with
purchase of any entrée of equal or greater value
Fish Face Poke Bar: 1104 R Street Suite #100, Sacramento - $5 off purchase of $20
Kampala Café: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento - 50% off entire purchase
Kru: 2516 J Street, Sacramento - 10% off entire bill
Kupros Craft House: 1217 21st Street, Sacramento - 10% off entire bill
Masullo Pizza: 2711 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento - Buy one pizza, get 2nd 50% off
Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar: 2718 J Street, Sacramento - $5 off purchase of $25 (Excludes
Robeks Juice: 4400 Freeport Boulevard Suite #140, Sacramento - $1 off any medium or
large smoothie or fresh juice (Excludes additional boosts/upcharges)
Sacramento Sweets Co: 1035 Front Street, Sacramento - Buy one regular ice cream
cone, get one free
Sacramento Zoo: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento - 50% off admission for up to
four people (Cannot be combined with a combo ticket or special event)
Scandia Family Fun Center: 5070 Hillsdale Boulevard, Sacramento - Buy one unlimited
golf band, get one free (Equal or lesser than paid value)
Vince's Ristorante: 840 Harbor Boulevard, West Sacramento - Buy one entree and two
drinks, get 2nd entree 50% off
** All offers expire April 1, 2017. One time use and to be surrendered upon use. One coupon per table. Not to be combined with any other offer/discount/promotion
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.
World Turtle Day
May 22, 2016 - 10am to 3pm
At the Sacramento Zoo near the Red Panda exhibit
Join us for a fun and educational event celebrating World Turtle Day! Stop by our bake sale and activity station near the Turtle tank at the Red Panda boardwalk to learn about turtles and tortoises! Keeper chats will be scheduled throughout the day allowing for an up close encounter with our shelled friends and a chance to watch them enjoy some tasty treats. Proceeds benefit the Turtle Survival Alliance, an action-oriented global partnership that is committed to zero turtle extinctions.
Stuffed Animal Veterinary Clinic
May 28, 2016 - 10 am to 3 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 OVAID, a nonprofit that provides veterinary equipment, supplies, medication and veterinary presence and mentoring to Orangutan NGO's in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Member Evening Enrichments
June 9, 2016: 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 10, 2016: 10 am to 3 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 3-18, 2016: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
At the Sacramento Zoo
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the Zoo animals! We will be inside the front of the Zoo during the December weekends selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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.