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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

Laurel Vincent, Marketing & PR Manager
Phone: 916-808-7443
Email a media request

Friday, is that you? 😍 . Did you know? Because nectar makes up part of its diet, the #MongooseLemur is an important pollinator! 😋🍯🌱 . Drop a 🧡 in the comments if you love lemurs! . #EulemurMongoz #SacZooFacts #SacramentoZoo ...

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All aboard! Have you taken a ride on our Zoo Train? 🚂 . On your next visit, be sure to jump on board for a guided tour up Big Cat Row! 🦁 . #SacramentoZoo ...

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Little Peeps is back! 🎉🙌 . Bring your three-to-five-year-old to the zoo with an adult buddy for our Little Peeps programs this winter! Every time we meet, we will learn about a different kind of animal in-depth. Then, we will look at or meet that animal here at the zoo. . Next week it will be about LIONS! 🦁 Click the link in bio to register before spaces fill up! . #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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The flamingo’s beak is known for its downward curve, but did you know they aren’t born that way? As flamingos age, their beaks curve so they can properly filter-feed! 🦐 . Are the flamingos your favorite? Tell us below! . #CaribbeanFlamingo #PhoenicopterusRuber #SacZooFacts #SacramentoZoo ...

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We can’t believe it, but today’s the LAST day to #DiscoverTheDinosaurs at Sac Zoo! 😱 Come say your goodbyes! 🦕🦖💕 . 📷: @rachellemckellips . #SacramentoZoo ...

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Oh...excuse me...I didn't see you there!... Come again? It's my anniversary? You don't say! . Happy 1 year anniversary to Forest and Mo! For a bit of fun, we thought we'd take a closer look at what their 1st year with the Sac Zoo looked like. Check it out! . Over the last year, they have: 👋 seen 50+ BTS tours 🥬 eaten 2,300 heads of lettuce 👑 met 2 black crowned cranes to share their exhibit ⚖️ been weighed weekly 🌿 eaten fresh "browse" (leaves) 216 times 🧡 participated in 208 training sessions 🛏 received 48 hay and bedding deliveries 🎨 made 6 paintings . Show your okapi love by wearing stripes on your visit this weekend! Make sure to tag us in your photos. 😄 . #Okapi #SacramentoZoo ...

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Rough week? Here's a sweet Sac Zoo fact to make your week a little hoppier. 🐸 Did you know poison dart frogs have been shown to nudge and caress one another when courting? 🥺💕 . Tag your valentine in the comments below! 🧡 . #PoisonDartFrog #SacZooFacts #SacramentoZoo ...

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Ready to get up-close and personal with the giraffe?! Giraffe encounters happen daily at 11:45am and 2pm, weather permitting, and cost $5 a person. Grab your ticket 5 minutes before starting time at the giraffe deck! 🦒 . #MasaiGiraffe #SacramentoZoo ...

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The last week with our dinos snuck up on us! 🤯 They’ll be leaving us next Monday, 2/17, so make time to #DiscoverTheDinosaurs before they’re gone for good! 🦖🧡 . #SacramentoZoo ...

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Scurrying towards the weekend like the #CaliforniaNewt. 🦎💚 . This little guy's skin produces a toxin, and they do not have many natural predators. When threatened, it throws its head back and raises its tail to expose its bright orange underside as a warning! 😵 . #TarichaTorosa #SacZooFacts #SacramentoZoo ...

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WHO’s ready to learn? 🦉 Winter Little Peeps is coming up this month! Every time we meet, we will learn in depth about a different kind of animal. Then, we’ll look at or meet that animal here at the zoo to see what makes it unique and interesting up close. . Join us Feb 12, 13, or 14 as we learn about owls! 😍 Find more info and register on our website! Link in bio. 👉 . #CharlieTheGreatHornedOwl #LittlePeeps #SacramentoZoo ...

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#AprilTheKinkajou is mesmerized… did someone leave honey lying around? 🍯👀 . Each animal has specific needs (like April’s honey stick treats!), and our zookeepers work passionately and tirelessly to ensure that those needs are met. With nearly 500 animals representing over 120 unique species at the Sacramento Zoo, it takes lots of knowledge and devotion to providing the highest quality of care for the animals. 💛 . Next time you stop by, don’t be afraid to ask a keeper a question! They’re more than happy to educate you about the animals that call the zoo home. 🦔 . #Kinkajou #PotosFlavus #SacramentoZoo ...

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Touch the past when you Discover the Dinosaurs at the Sac Zoo! 🦖🦕 They’ll be here until February 17th, so make time to visit before they’re gone! . 📷: @meganraemission . #DiscoverTheDinosaurs #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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Well, it looks like we have a unanimous prediction! Chifu, the giraffe, picked the @49ers, too. The name "Chifu" means "Chief," and he still chose the local team! . Fun fact: an adult giraffe can eat 75-100 lbs of leaves per day! Does this sound like anyone else's plans for today? 😂 . #49ers #SuperBowl #SuperBowl2020 #SBLIV #SacramentoZoo ...

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Gizmo, the red panda, might be a bit biased being a Northern California local, but we asked him for his big game prediction anyway; he chose the @49ers! Check back tomorrow when Chifu, the giraffe, makes his prediction! . Which team are you rooting for? . #49ers #SuperBowl #SuperBowl2020 #SBLIV #SacramentoZoo ...

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The Grevy’s zebra is a marvelous species. This #InternationalZebraDay, we want to tell you all how the zoo is working to preserve these endangered animals. 🦓🌾 . The Sacramento Zoo participates in the Grevy’s zebra Species Survival Plan®. The main focus of this plan is captive breeding and educational awareness to prevent their extinction. Grevy’s zebras are a fairly hardy species and breed well in captivity, a trait that will greatly aid in their survival. . #GrevysZebra #Endangered #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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We never thought we’d see a leopard cub feeding a giraffe… 😉🐆🦒 . Want to show your child the wonder of the zoo and get a workout in at the same time? @fit4momhq brings their Stroller Strides workout to the Sacramento Zoo on the first Monday of each month! Plus, your first workout is free! Learn more on their website. Link in bio. 👉 . #Giraffe #Fit4Mom #SacramentoZoo ...

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Why don't snakes need to weigh themselves? Because they have their own scales. 😉 . It’s #NationalSerpentDay this Saturday! Come out and visit your favorite scaly friends in the Reptile House. 🐍 . Featured here is the Pacific gopher snake. These reptiles rattle their tails to scare off predators, but aren’t venomous like the rattlesnake! We house both species to teach about the differences between the two. . #PacificGopherSnake #PituophisCateniferCatenifer #SacZooFacts #SacramentoZoo ...

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Chilly morning feels. You gotta do what you gotta do. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️ . We’re hoping the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow this Sunday… anyone else? 😄 . #Meerkat #SuricataSuricatta #SacramentoZoo ...

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