Celebrate Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo
Watch as the animals open their holiday gifts.

The holidays are here and it’s time to enjoy the season!  Bundle up the family for Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo on Saturday, December 10th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Throughout the day, special gifts will be delivered to the animals. See them pounce, tear and stomp into their one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Zoo keepers will be on hand to let you in on interesting animal facts and answer any questions you have.

Schedule of Enrichments
All enrichments will happen at the animals exhibit.

10:30 am

Orangutans: fabric stockings and presents with edible treats

11:00 am

Bongo & Red River Hog: pumpkin bowls with produce

11:30 am

Black & White Ruffed Lemur: cardboard gingerbread house

12:00 pm

Sumatran Tiger: wrapped boxes, ice and a Christmas tree

12:30 pm

Hyena: frozen snowman

1:00 pm

Ground Hornbill: holiday pinata with crickets

1:30 pm

Lion: wrapped boxes and pinata with spices and ice

2:00 pm

River Otter: frozen ornaments with treats inside

2:30 pm

Kangaroo & Emu: Christmas tree with edible ornaments

3:00 pm

Giraffe: edible wreaths, Christmas tree and pinata

Visitors Tip: Keep an eye out for off-schedule enrichments throughout the day.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item and receive a $1 off your Zoo admission. The U.S. Marine Corps and 101.9 The Wolf will be taking your toy donations for Toys for Tots and food donations go the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Searching for some great holiday gift ideas? Sacramento Zoo has something for everyone on your holiday list, including Zoo memberships, Zoo Parent packages and unique items in the Zoofari Market.

A Sacramento Zoo membership makes a great gift; for only $80, families (2 adults and their minor children) receive FREE admission to the Zoo for one year, many other discounts, and free or discounted admission to more than 100 zoos nationwide.

A Zoo Parent package fits everyone! Give a gift of a snow leopard, orangutan, or any other animal at the zoo. We’ll keep them here, of course, but for $50, your special someone will receive a certificate of adoption, animal fact sheet, bumper sticker and an invitation to our annual Zoo Parents’ Picnic.

Zoofari Market’s doors open to a world of monkeys, snakes, jaguars and many more exciting and unique items. Unusual wildlife items are a specialty of Zoofari Market. There are glass animals, jewelry, puzzles and stuffed anteaters.  Children will love snow leopard and tiger masks, giraffe hats, books about zoo babies as well as zoo games.

Sacramento Zoo -- Wildly Inspiring!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 450 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of more than 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 $10.50; children ages 2-11 are $6.50 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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