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Today At the Zoo

Thursday, October 19

Flamingo Chicks

Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital.
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Help Name the Wolf's Guenon

We need your help naming one of the newest members of our zoo family!

The nonprofit Sacramento Zoo is hosting a fundraising contest to name the Wolf’s guenon infant, born on Labor Day. Funds raised will support the nonprofit Sacramento Zoo and African primate conservation.

$1 equals one vote for one of three gender neutral names: Billie, Rori or Rudi.

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Upcoming Events

Featured Event

Boo at the Zoo

Get out those costumes, grab a trick-or-treat bag and head to the Sacramento Zoo for the daytime Boo at the Zoo! Buy your tickets for either Saturday, October 28 or Sunday, October 29. Read More

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"Art and Animals" Auction to Benefit the Zoo

Friday, October 20, 2017


World Lemur Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Boo at the Zoo

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Who we are

The Sacramento Zoo is a nonprofit, educational organization proudly accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums. We strive to inspire appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation.

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Our Impact

Making a difference in Western Pond Turtle Populations
Eleven western pond turtles hatched at the Sacramento Zoo in 2016. Weighing only five to six grams at hatching, these tiny turtles have big shells to fill as they grow to their adult weight of between 6000 and 1200 grams (1.3 to 2.6 lbs.). All the western pond turtles at the Sacramento Zoo play important roles as animal ambassadors at the zoo, aiding in our commitment to the species.

Western pond turtles are found in the most western of the United States. In Washington and Oregon it is designated as “Endangered”. In California (and Baja California) it is a “Species of Special Concern” and listed as “Threatened”. Their population is drastically declining primarily due to habitat loss from urbanization and conversion to agricultural needs.

The Sacramento Zoo is home to one of the largest populations of western pond turtles housed within an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) facility and the Zoo is an active participant in the AZA Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for them.

The Sacramento Zoo is helping this species in a number of ways. Read More