There is always something new at the zoo! Here are some things for you to check out during the month of June.
Snow leopard cub gets his second exam
Last week, the zoo’s newest resident, a snow leopard cub born on May 6th, had his second exam by zoo staff and veterinarians. The cub continues to appear strong and vibrant, has gained weight since his previous evaluation and his eyes are beginning to open. Dr. Jenessa Gjeltema, Associate Veterinarian who performed the exam said, “we are very pleased that the cub is showing signs of appropriate growth and that he is continuing to receive such attentive care from his mother.” Misha (mother) and the cub will remain off exhibit until later this summer when the cub is routinely leaving the nest area and coordinated enough to navigate his habitat and make his public debut. The Sacramento Zoo will continue to provide updates on the progress of the zoo’s newest resident.
Animals on Tap: YOLO Brewing Company’s special-release lemur beer!
Join us for our second Animals on Tap release at YOLO Brewing Company on June 2 from 1 to 7 p.m. for the special release of a milkshake IPA called Lemur Alone! This special beer takes inspiration from lemurs with hints of mango, pineapple and Madagascar vanilla. Join YOLO Brewing Company and the nonprofit Sacramento Zoo to drink local beer with a purpose. Animals on Tap gives local breweries a chance to take inspiration from zoo residents when developing new beers that will raise money and community awareness about the Sacramento Zoo and its conservation efforts. See you there!
Brown Bag lunch talk: local conservation in action
Join us for a Brown Bag lunch talk on Thursday, June 7th from noon to 1 p.m. in Kampala Conference room. The Cosumnes River Preserve manager will discuss the restoration of priority freshwater wetlands for endangered species at the Cosumnes river preserve. They will discuss their plan to restore over 100 acres of priority wetlands and oak woodlands on the preserve. This will immediately benefit the threatened Giant Garter Snake and the protected Greater Sandhill Crane, as well as many other species of special concern. So stop by Kampala Cafe to grab some lunch and learn how the Sacramento Zoo and YOU are helping to save local endangered species. See you there!
Wild Games tickets are on sale
Have you ever wanted to play giant beer pong? Or maybe try your hand at an inflatable obstacle course? Then Wild Games on June 23 is the event for you! You can play like a kid, and party like an adult at the zoo’s newest 21 and over event! Grab a beer and race your friends on the carousel, play giant lawn games, get your face painted and so much more as we celebrate everything we loved as kids in an all new grown-up way. Buy tickets today!