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Vol. 52, No. 3, Fall 2013

Zoo Baby Boom Directors Den ATTENTION ZOO MEMBERS
Animal Chatter Estate Planning Safari Your Yard Can Help
Pet Memorials Calendar of Events  

Zoo Baby Boom
New Faces at the Sacramento Zoo


Wolf's Guenon Baby, Zuri

Wolf's Guenon, Zuri
Born January 26, 2013
>More information at the Zoo's blog

Sumatran Tiger Cub, CJ

Sumatran Tiger, CJ
Born March 3, 2013
>More Information at the Zoo's blog

Mongoose Lemur Baby

Mongoose Lemur
Born May11, 2013
> More information at the Zoo's Blog

Burrowing Owl Chicks

Burrowing Owl Chicks
Hatched May 11, 2013
> More information at the Zoo's Blog

Black & White Ruffe Lemur Baby

Black & White Ruffed Lemurs
Born May 17, 2013
> More information at the Zoo's blog

Red Panda Cub

Red Panda
Born June 8, 2013
> More information at the Zoo's blog

Red River Hoglet

Red River Hogs
Born June 23, 2013
> More information at the Zoo's blog

Western Pond Turtle Baby

Western Pond Turtles

Yellow & Black Poison Dart Froglet

Yellow & Black Poison Dart Frogs

Northern Pintail Duckling Ruddy Ducklings Fulvous Duckling

Flock of Ducklings
Many of the waterfowl that live on the lake have had chicks this year!
> More information at the Zoo's blog

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Directors Den
by Board President, Jim Naify

Board President, Jim NaifyThe Sacramento Zoological Society Board of Directors is proud to announce that Mary Healy, Director/CEO of the Sacramento Zoo, was presented with a Women Who Mean Business award from the Sacramento Business Journal. In addition, she is continuing to give Sacramento name recognition through her appointment to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) council.

Mary will begin serving her two-year term as one of nine members from around the world on the WAZA council in October. She is one of three councilmembers from North America who will represent the geographic area. The council of nine is entrusted with the general direction and operation of WAZA. Through her membership on the council, Mary will represent Sacramento and boosts the city toward worldwide name recognition.

Mary began her career in the zoo profession as a bird keeper at Riverbanks Park in South Carolina. Years later she made her debut in the Sacramento community when she became director of the Sacramento Zoo in 1999.

Throughout this work, Mary has still found time to serve as Chair of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and as served on the accreditation committee for AZA. Mary is also the current President of the California Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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The Society Board of Directors has made two motions to amend the By-laws of the Sacramento Zoological Society.

1. A motion has been made to change the name of the Board of Directors to the Board of Trustees.

Yes, in favor
No, opposed

2. The current By-laws state: "Except as herin set forth, or as determined in the discretion of the Board of Directors, the term of office shall be three years with the option of a second three-year term." A motion has been made to amend the By-laws to state: "...the term of office shall be three years with the option of a second and third three-year term."

Yes, in favor
No, opposed

Cast your vote online
The final vote will take place at the November 13, 2013 Board Meeting at the Zoo.

If you would rather not vote online, you can email your ballot, or mail your vote to:

Sacramento Zoological Society
3930 West Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822

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Animal Chatter

When walking by the Jaguar habitat towards Kampala Café, look to the left and King Vulturesyou will see some unique raptors – King Vultures! These beautiful white and black birds with their colorful faces and necks are impressive; the noticeable, fleshy skin on top of the beak is called a “caruncle.” Their large bill is one of the strongest found among vulture species.

The newly arrived, 17-year-old male Tamandua is now living quite nicely with the resident female. Each weighing around 14 pounds, you can see the pair traveling through their habitat using their well-developed claws and prehensile tails. Check out their favorite sleeping place – the planter inside the exhibit, up and to the right!

Now on exhibit, you will see Golden Mantellas, an amazing group of small frogs that are a bright orange color. They hide really well but their color often gives them away. Mantellas are a group of frog species found only on the island of Madagascar. Similar to the Poison Dart Frogs of Central and South America, Mantellas in Madagascar also have a defense mechanism against predators – they secrete a toxin that can make predators ill.

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Estate Planning Safari
Protect Your Nest Egg

Wednesday, October 9
1 – 2:30 pm
Kampala Center

This free informative seminar will navigate through a jungle of estate planning topics presented by local attorney Mark S. Drobny, California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Mr. Drobny is widely regarded as one of the top experts on estate planning, providing information on a variety of topics in an entertaining manner that will help you design a plan that fits your needs.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Living Trusts vs. Wills
  • Probate – How Can it be Avoided?
  • Who Needs Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Management and Advance Health Care Directives?
  • Charitable Gift Annuities

Seating is limited. Email Lisa Clement or call 916-808-8815 by Friday, October 4, to guarantee your seat.


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Your Yard Can Help Feed the Animals

Sumatran Orangutan with browseEvery day, the Sacramento Zoo feeds bushels of browse* and could always use more! Your delicious tree and plant clippings can be donated instead of going in the green waste bin.

Some of the many edible plants are:

Elm, Liquid Amber, Mulberry, Birch, Sycamore, Magnolia, Citrus and much more!

For a full list of edible plants or more information on how to donate, visit the browse information page or contact us by email.

*Browse is non-toxic branches and leaves from specific species of trees and shrubs.

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Pet Memorials
Celebrating the Life of a Special Animal Friend

The Pet Memorial program helps individuals with the loss of a beloved pet by honoring Snow Leopard and Domestic Catthe life of their "best friend."

When you make a donation in memory of a pet, you or your recipient will receive a personalized card that announces your gift to the Sacramento Zoo Pet Memorial Fund. Proceeds are used to enhance animal care at the Sacramento Zoo.

Give your gift online to support the loss of a beloved pet or call (916) 808-8815.

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