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Public Relations

The Sacramento Zoo’s Public Relations (PR) Department is available to assist with story development and logistics for news media and travel journalists, and coordinate on-site photography and video requests. We also can provide digital images for story use.

News Coverage

All media requests are handled through our PR Department. We require that you give us as much notice as possible before coming to the zoo so that we can make your time here as efficient as possible. The Sacramento Zoo can come out to your site for a media interview. The only animals that can be brought off-grounds are our education animal ambassadors.

Videography and Photography Requests

All zoo visitors can take photos and video for their private, personal use only. Video and photos must be taken from public viewing areas and must be a minimum distraction to our guests, staff and animals.

The PR Department handles requests to come to the zoo for photography and videography shoots; whether it is commercial, private, or media-related. Unless the work is directly promoting the Sacramento Zoo, the zoo does ask for a donation to support the nonprofit Sacramento Zoological Society.

The zoo reserves the right to deny usage and materials requests for any reason.

Mailing List

To be added to the mailing list for press releases or calendar of events releases, please email your request. Send your email address, name, organization’s name, department name, mailing address, phone number.

Media Contact

Lesley Kirrene, Director of Institutional Advancement & Marketing
Phone: 916-808-5150
Email a media request