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With your help, the Sacramento Zoological Society and the City of Elk Grove will design a New Zoo with an entirely new level of experience that will forever redefine zoological parks. This Zoo will feature countless moments of pure imaginative discovery, wonder, enchantment, and truly meaningful encounters with Earth’s incredible wildlife.

Read more about the New Zoo and our Vision for a Wild Tomorrow Campaign.


On November 16, the Sacramento Zoological Society and the City of Elk Grove released a series of conceptual drawings illustrating the vision for a state-of-the-art zoological park to serve the greater Sacramento region for generations to come.

Zoo Entry rendering with YouTube icon overlay

The drawings, prepared by SHR Studios and Mangolin Creative, depict a multi-phased, modern zoo featuring expansive savannas where African wildlife will roam, and guests will be immersed in the animals’ surroundings. The drawings also illustrate a variety of possible options for zoo visitors to get up close and learn about threatened species like the white rhinoceros and the Masai giraffe, feed a hippopotamus or flamingo, and even get to stay overnight in a luxury tent-cabin with views of the hippopotamus lake.

Next steps in the process include developing a schematic design, a financing plan, and completing an environmental impact review (EIR). These steps are expected to take a least a year to complete. Formal consideration of the new zoo project by the Elk Grove City Council, and any approvals that would move the project into construction, could occur as soon as late 2023.

New and exciting opportunities for the community to get involved with the project are expected to come in early 2023. Please stay tuned as we continue to take steps toward the creation of a new, modern zoological park for the animals and for generations of zoo-goers from throughout the Greater Sacramento Region and beyond.

For information on how YOU can help to make this once-in-a-lifetime project a reality, please contact the Director of Institutional Advancement & Marketing today. You can also make a donation toward this exciting new project online.

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