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Saturday, September 21
Resident lion pair Cleo (left) and Kamau (right)

Lions Temporarily Off Exhibit

The Sacramento Zoo’s resident lion pair, Kamau and Cleo, will be off exhibit through summer as they’re receiving an addition to their exhibit space! The adjoining former tiger exhibit will be incorporated into the lions’ exhibit, allowing the lions to enjoy nearly double the space they currently live in. Renovations are moving forward and this phase requires the pair to be housed off-exhibit and behind the scenes. Look forward to seeing them soon in a newly-renovated glass front exhibit that doubles their living space!

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Dinos After Dark

Don’t miss Dinos After Dark – Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 from 5:30 – 8 pm - featuring the zoo's animatronic dinosaurs and fun dinosaur-themed events. Read More

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Dinos After Dark

Friday, September 27, 2019


Nature Explorers

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Dinos After Dark

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Wells Fargo Wednesday

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Exciting News! Our dinosaur exhibit will be opening this weekend! 😱🦖 Come DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS with us! Included with general admission, these life-size animatronic dinosaurs are fun for all ages! Bring your cameras and tag us in your photos & videos for a chance to be featured! 📸 Don't forget to hashtag #SacZoo and #DiscoverTheDinosaurs! #SacramentoZoo ...

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Do as the zebras do... dance it out! 🕺💃🦓 . Want to get up-close-and-personal with these beautiful animals? We offer a Hooves & Horns Behind-The-Scenes tour, where you will learn all about the care and keeping of giraffe, zebras and bongos here at the zoo. 🦒🦌🦓 . Visit the link in our bio to learn about our Behind-The-Scenes tours and register today! . #21stCenturyZoo #GrevysZebra #SacramentoZoo ...

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This just in: a special message from Derek Lee with @wild_nature_institute in Tanzania! 🌍 . Derek and the #WildNatureInstitute team are promoting conservation by supporting anti-poaching activities and educating others about the dangers giraffe face in the wild. . When you participate in our Quarters for Conservation program, you are helping organizations like Wild Nature Institute make a real difference in researching and protecting animals! 🦒❤️️ . Click the link in our bio to learn more about the work they are doing! . #Conservation #FromTheField #21stCenturyZoo #MasaiGiraffe #SacramentoZoo ...

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A bendy-straw neck comes in VERY handy when you have an itch that needs scratching (or feathers that need preening)! 😉🙌💕 . Did you know? Flamingos have very tough skin on their legs which protects them from the chemical makeup of the extremely alkaline soda and salt lagoons they inhabit in the wild! 💪 #SacZooFacts . #CaribbeanFlamingo #SacramentoZoo ...

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"You talkin' to me?!" 🤔 Come say "hello" to the emus this weekend! 👋 These amazing animals are the second largest species of bird in the 🌍 AND they can run at speeds of 40 mph! 😱 #SacZooFacts #Emu #SacramentoZoo ...

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Who's hungry? 😋😉 Beata the giant anteater's lunch consists of kibble/chow that's designed for insect-eating mammals and avocado (one of his favorite treats)! . Did you know? Anteaters have a tongue that moves in and out 150 times per minute! This means they can eat up to 30,000 insects in a single day! 😱🐜🐜🐜 #SacZooFacts . #BeataTheAnteater #GiantAnteater #SacramentoZoo ...

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Time for a Gizmo update! 😍 . At almost 2.5 lbs, Gizmo has finally ventured out of the nest box on his own! 🎉 This charismatic little cub spent almost an entire day exploring and playing on the den floor before retiring back to the nest box with mom. His care staff notes that he continues to grow, thrive and achieve milestones as expected of a young red panda. 🤗 . We 🧡 you, Gizmo! . #GizmoTheRedPanda #RedPanda #SacramentoZoo ...

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It's a new week! Who has plans to visit the zoo? 🙋🙋‍♂️ . Leave a comment below and let us know which animal at the zoo is YOUR FAVORITE! 🐗🐒🐍🐢🐆🦒🦓🦎🦉🦁 . 📷: @michelle.imahara . #SacramentoZoo ...

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Hang tight! It's almost the weekend! 😉🙌 . Did you know? Two-toed sloths are arboreal, nocturnal leaf eaters. They have large, multi-compartmental stomachs that contain cellulose-digesting enzymes to aid with the breakdown of large quantities of plant material. Food may take more than a month to be digested! 😱🥦 #SacZooFacts . #LinnesTwoToedSloth #SacramentoZoo ...

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We're bananas for bats! 😍🦇🍌 . Straw-colored fruit bats are found in huge colonies that can range from thousands to millions of individuals, with smaller clusters of up to 100 individuals formed within the larger colony. #SacZooFacts . #StrawColoredFruitBat #SacramentoZoo ...

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It's #NationalWildlifeDay! To celebrate, we thought we'd share this beautiful clip of wild giraffe in Tanzania, shared with us by our friends at @wild_nature_institute. 🦒🧡 . We are so proud to help support their efforts in protecting these amazing, now endangered animals through their essential research. . Partnering with local conservation organizations, like Wild Nature Institute, allows zoo's to help fund science, education and advocacy programs working to save endangered animals like giraffes. . #Giraffe #SavingSpecies #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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Tomorrow is #WellsFargoWednesday! 🎉 . Buy one adult ticket and receive free entry for up to four kids! See you then! . #AfricanHedgehog #SacramentoZoo ...

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Happy #LaborDay from all of us here at the #SacramentoZoo! We are open regular hours today (9am - 4pm), stop on by and maybe even feed a giraffe! 🦒 #Giraffe #GiraffeEncounter ...

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*Sound on* 🔊 Chill out... it's almost Friday! ✌️😎 . #SacramentoZoo #SpiderTortoise ...

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Adventure awaits! 🗺🧡 The zoo brings a sense of magic to those who visit! Purchase tickets and plan YOUR next adventure on our website. . 📷: @lacy.trucov . #SacramentoZoo ...

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