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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

It’s pretty easy to “spot” the great moments of 2019 at the Sacramento Zoo! 😄 Thanks to creative guests like visiting videographer @davisdedios for capturing some of the beauty that abounds here. 🦒🧡 We look forward to sharing an amazing 2020 with our visitors, supporters and friends. . #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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Planning your weekend requires serious concentration… 🙇‍♀️🙇‍♂️ . Did you know the common chuckwalla can expand to twice its size to scare off predators? Just one of the many adaptations it has to survive in the wild! . #CommonChuckwalla #SacZooFacts #SacramentoZoo ...

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Winter Little Peeps registration opens today! This time we’ll be learning all about animal adaptations, focusing on different types of animals each week. 🦒🦁🦉 . Classes will run from mid-February through mid-March. Click the link in bio to sign up! . #Okapi #SacramentoZoo ...

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Whatcha laughing at, Foster? 👀 . The laughing kookaburra lives in small family groups and defends its territory with its “laughs.” Seemingly harmless, but watch out for that pointy beak! 😳 #SacZooFacts . #FosterTheKookaburra #LaughingKookaburra #SacramentoZoo ...

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Looking hopeful for the weekend… 🤗 Anyone planning on visiting this little one? Let us know below! . Did you know river otters can hold their breath for as long as four minutes? They’d be impossible to play hide and seek with. 🙈 . #NorthAmericanRiverOtter #SacZooFacts #SacramentoZoo ...

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Here at the Sac Zoo, conservation is a key focus. That’s why every year, we select three recipients of our #QuartersForConservation program. This year our recipients are @Wild_Nature_Institute, @Tuleyome Wildlife Restoration Effort, and the @GrevysZebraTrust. 🦓🦒🌿 25¢ of each admission to the #SacramentoZoo goes toward these organizations' incredible wildlife conservation efforts. Click the link in our bio to learn more! #Conservation #FromTheField #WildNatureInstitute ...

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Big news: this spring, we’re opening a brand-new American alligator exhibit! 🐊 . We’ve been hard at work renovating a portion of our former waterfowl exhibit to ensure the best possible home for these gators. Stay tuned for more alligator news in the future! . #AmericanAlligator #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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New year, same nap time. 😴 . Red pandas are considered members of their own unique family—the Ailuridae. But they are also cousins with the raccoon! 💚 . #RedPanda #SacZooFacts #SacramentoZoo ...

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BFF’s come in all shapes and sizes. Meet Skye, the oldest giraffe here at the zoo. 🦒 She’s got a long neck, a big heart and she loves to meet new people! You’ll be able to easily SPOT Skye because of her patchy spots and white under-eyes. Come say hello! #SkyeTheGiraffe #Giraffe #SacramentoZoo ...

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Happy New Year! 🍾🎉 The spur-thighed tortoise lives around 100 years, so what’s one more? 🐢 . We’re open normal hours today. Come celebrate with your favorite animals! 🦁💛 . #SacramentoZoo ...

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Rounding the corner on a new year! 🦁🎉 Kamau’s planning on spending as much time sunbathing as possible this year. 😉 What’s your resolution? Tell us below! #KamauTheAfricanLion #AfricanLion #SacramentoZoo ...

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Ollie serving us a Monday mood… 🙈 Calling all Jr. paleontologists! We have one more Winter Camp coming up for 1st-6th graders: Dinosaurs Among Us. 🦖 Join us to check out all the dinosaurs visiting the zoo this winter and dig our way back through time to learn about them! We will look at fossils and figure out which animals at the zoo today are dinosaur descendants (hint: it might not be who you think!) #DiscoverTheDinosaurs #OllieTheWolfsGuenon #WolfsGuenon #SacramentoZoo ...

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Come and meet some of the newest additions to Sacramento Zoo – okapi! Venture behind the scenes in our brand-new okapi barn and in keeper-only areas around the exhibit where you can come nose-to-nose with one of our males and even have a chance to hand-feed them! Learn about what it takes to care for these mysterious animals and what life is like for their wild counterparts. 🏞 Find more information and book BTS tours on our website. See you soon! #Okapi #SacramentoZoo ...

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Tomorrow is Visit the Zoo Day! Each year, we invite everyone to visit the zoo on December 27th and ask them to do it mindfully. . What does that mean? Research your favorite animals beforehand, and when you get here spend a little extra time observing their behavior and noting anything interesting. 🦁🦒 . For thousands of years, zoos have been leaders in wildlife education, and the Sacramento Zoo is no exception. Our love for animals fuels our care and conservation efforts, and we want to share that excitement with you! #SacramentoZoo ...

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Merry Chrisssstmasssss from the Sssac Zoo… 🐍🎄 We hope your day is filled with joy and loved ones! ❤️ The zoo is closed today but will be open normal hours tomorrow. #BallPython #Tenrec #BlueTonguedSkink #SacramentoZoo ...

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It’s PJ Party Day! 🎉 Admission is free from 9am to noon, so slide on over with the whole family for the most comfortable Christmas tradition ever. 🐍😊 See you there! #BallPython #SacramentoZoo ...

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