What's New at the Zoo?
New residents at the Sacramento Zoo
WHAT’S HAPPENING: The Sacramento Zoo has been busy welcoming a variety of new animals. The latest residents include two female Spur-winged Lapwings, a female Grevy’s Zebra, Lemur Tree Frogs, California Salamanders and a male Coquerel’s Sifaka. They can be found in their exhibits around the Zoo.
WHERE: Sacramento Zoo, near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park.
WHEN: All animals can be seen during regular Zoo hours.
Lemur Tree Frog
New to the Zoo are a Coquerel’s Sifaka, two Spur-winged Lapwings, Lemur Tree Frogs, California Salamanders and a female Grevy’s Zebra. With a collection of more than 500 animals residents are often moving around or making space for a new roommate. Mostl animal movements to and from the Sacramento Zoo are based on recommendations by Species Survival Plan® coordinators who track all individuals of a species in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The male Coquerel’s Sifaka is 9 years-old and is living with the female sifaka across from the Conservation Carousel. Two female Spur-winged Lapwing sisters are new roommates for the two White-faced Owls (who happen to be brothers). Also, the female Grevy’s Zebra has joined the other three female Grevy’s Zebras and female Ostrich. California Salamanders and Lemur Tree Frogs have made themselves cozy in the Reptile House.
Each is an ambassador for their species in the wild, educating the public on the importance of the animal and their natural habitat. .
Sacramento Zoo – Celebrating 85 years!
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 9:00 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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