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Summer Zoo Bucket List
June 30, 2017
Trying to figure out what to do at the Sacramento Zoo this summer? Below is a bucket list of activities with insider tips. How many can you check off the list?
Spot your reflection in the eye of a giraffe during a
Giraffe Encounter Cast your vote for conservation at the
Quarters for Conservation wishing wells Convince Heinie the plain-colored Amazon parrot to say hello
Seek out the zoo’s oldest resident.
Hint: he is celebrating his 90th birthday this year Watch a zookeeper give an emu a bath
Ride the okapi on the Conservation Carousel
Try all six ICEE flavors
Adults can play like a kid and party like an adult at
Wild Games on July 29 Bring a picnic and enjoy lunch on the Sensory Garden Lawn
Stop by the Dr. Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital to see an animal receive its annual health exam.
Tip: the best time to catch an exam is weekdays between 9 and 10 a.m. Make time for
keeper chats where you can ask zookeepers your silliest animal questions Visit the closest living relatives of the dinosaurs, the birds!
Sleepover at the zoo during an
Overnight Safari Stop by the Reptile House to see if a zookeeper is training the smooth-fronted caiman
Bring the tykes to the
Nature Explorers program Listen for the sounds of the black and white ruffed lemurs.
Hint: ask a docent to help identify the sound, it might not be what you expect Discover the Zoo’s Backyard, a floral oasis filled with native plants attracting native wildlife
Find all the zoo’s talk boxes
Get a brain freeze at the all-you-can-eat
Ice Cream Safari on August 19 Take a trip around the world at a
Wildlife Stage Show See what happens when an armadillo takes a bath in the amphitheater.
Tip: this often happens on the hottest of days during the afternoon Wildlife Stage Show See how many flamingos you can spot on the lake
Meet Cameron the
bateleur eagle after a show
Plan your visit today!