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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

Happy #ReptileAwarenessDay! 🐢💡Our common chuckwallas like to celebrate with a few push-ups to entertain their adoring fans. 😉 . Did you know? 🐍 Nearly all reptiles are cold-blooded. 🦎 Some reptiles can detach their tails to get out of tricky situations. 🐊 The first reptiles are believed to have evolved around 320 million years ago. . #SacZooFacts #CommonChuckwalla #SacramentoZoo ...

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Robbie & Julia made a new friend just in time for spooky season! 😱💀 Get your Boo at the Zoo tickets at the link in bio! Our spooktacular Halloween event is happenin' October 26th & 27th! Join us for a day of Halloween fun, complete with trick-or-treating, festive games, themed staged shows, magic shows, keeper chats and even animal enrichments! 🎃👻 ⁣ ⁣ #RobbieTheEclectusParrot⁣ #JuliaTheThickBilledParrot⁣ #BooAtTheZoo2019⁣ #Halloween⁣ #SacramentoZoo ...

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Hey, hey, it's #WorldOkapiDay! Deep in the heart of Africa, in the dense jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo, lives the magical okapi. ✨ Unfortunately, there are less than 25,000 of these incredible animals left in the wild and their population is steadily declining due to human encroachment and deforestation. . Here at the Sac Zoo, we aid in #okapi conservation by inspiring our guests to learn about these magical creatures, and by supporting the @OkapiConservation Project which works to employ and empower native people to coexist with this amazing species. . We are so excited to team up with @BikeDogBrewing for #AnimalsOnTap to celebrate and support okapi conservation. Make sure to come out tomorrow to try "Zebra Pants," a West Coast IPA. 🍻 . #ZebraPants #BikeDogBrewing #SacramentoZoo ...

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BOO! Did we make you jump? 😉🐸 . Two weeks left until Halloween! You don't want to miss our Boo at the Zoo event, October 26th & 27th! Join us for a day of Halloween fun, complete with trick-or-treating, festive games, themed staged shows, magic shows, keeper chats and even animal enrichments! 🎃👻 . Link in bio to purchase your tickets! . #BooAtTheZoo2019 #Halloween #SacramentoZoo ...

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Okapi are truly unBEERleivable. Don't you agree?! 😍🍻 . Join us for our upcoming #AnimalsOnTap release at @bikedogbrewing (Broadway location) on Saturday, October 19th from 2-6PM! 🎉 . Bike Dog is brewing up a special beer to celebrate Forest and Mo — the okapi pair here at the Sac Zoo! 🦓👖 "Zebra Pants,” a West Coast IPA, pours a straw yellow with fluffy white head that laces the glass. The aroma is of grapefruit and a touch of grain with flavors of orange peel and papaya. . There aren’t many okapi left in this world, so drink this limited supply of Zebra Pants and help the Sacramento Zoo’s okapi conservation program! See you there! . #Okapi #Conservation #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo #BikeDog ...

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For the first time ever, you can get nose-to-nose with an African lion at the Sac Zoo! 🦁After months of renovation, the lion pair, Cleo and Kamau, are back on exhibit, now with double the space of their previous habitat! The renovated exhibit is complete with a full glass front, a walk-through glass tunnel, two keeper training areas, and only 1 ½" of glass that separates you from the 400lb lions. 😱 All of the work was done in-house by our facilities and animal care teams with an incredible donation from River City Glass. Come out and experience the lions like never before! #AfricanLion #CleoAndKamau #SacramentoZoo ...

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Daydreaming about brunch this weekend like... 💭🍳🥓🥞 . What are your weekend plans? Stop by for a visit and say "hello" to the Eastern bongos! Bongos' stripes act as camouflage, breaking up their large body shape to make it difficult for predators to spot them! #SacZooFacts 🦌 . #EasternBongos #SacramentoZoo ...

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EVERYONE is getting into the spooky Halloween spirit over here at the Sac Zoo! 🎃💀👻 . Have you purchased your Boo at the Zoo tickets yet?! 🎟 Don't wait! Spend your day at the zoo on October 26th or 27th for a day full of tricks, treats, and wild fun! 🍭🍬🍫 . #AfricanHedgehog #Halloween #SacramentoZoo ...

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We're strongly considering dressing up as Indah for Halloween. 😍🧡 Tell us in the comments, which zoo animal are you dressing up as this year?! 🎃 #IndahTheOrangutan #SumatranOrangutan #Halloween #SacramentoZoo ...

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The okapi (pronounced oh-COP-ee) is our next limited release beer brought to you by @BikeDogBrewing and the Sac Zoo, thoughtfully produced with okapi and okapi conservation in mind! 🙌🍻 This limited release allows you to drink an amazing, local beer for a purpose, to help aid in the conservation of the endangered okapi. The cleverly named "Zebra Pants" west coast IPA is a nod toward the charismatic and unique characteristics of the okapi. With its white-and-black striped hindquarters and front legs, it looks like it surely must be related to a zebra! 🦓 However, this beautiful and unusual animal is the only living relative of the giraffe! 🦒 Join us for the Zebra Pants release party at Bike Dog on October 19th from 2-6 pm! #Okapi #Conservation #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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Hooray! Little Peeps is back this fall! 🎉 . Our Little Peeps program is for 3-5-year-olds accompanied by an adult buddy. Attendees will learn, play, do a project, and even meet some animals up close! 😱 . In addition to our regular Little Peeps classes, we are hosting special dinosaur-themed programs this fall! 🦕🦖 Join us to learn all about the dinosaurs we currently have at the zoo as well as their adaptations and the zoo animals who have similar tools! . Link in bio for more info! . #BataleurEagle #DiscoverTheDinosaurs #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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This weekend is gonna be WILD! Who will be joining us?🐆 . Have you ever wanted to go behind-the-scenes at the zoo? We are always offering the option to customize your tour by submitting a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure form on our website and we will create a tour just for you! You'll get to meet animals and zookeepers, participate in training sessions and feedings, and so much more! 😱 . Visit our website to sign up! Link in bio. . #BehindTheScenes #Tour #SacramentoZoo ...

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Does your little one LOVE animals? 🧡 Sign them up for one of our Little Peeps programs! This program is for 3-5 year-olds with an adult buddy and each one has a different theme! We will learn, play, do a project, and even meet some animals up close! 🦒 Visit our website for more information and to register! Link in bio. #Giraffe #21stCenturyZoo ...

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What's that? It's #WellsFargoWednesday?! Woohoo! 🎉🙌😍 Purchase 1 adult ticket and bring up to 4 children FREE! While you're here, be sure to visit the mongoose lemurs! 🐒 Did you know? Mongoose lemurs are important pollinators due to the nectar in their diet! 🌼 #SacZooFacts #MongooseLemurs #SacramentoZoo ...

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Happy October, everyone! 🎃👻 HOO else is excited for Halloween?! 🦉 Our annual Boo at the Zoo event is October 26th & 27th. Join us for a day of spooky fun amongst the animals! 🦉🕷🦂🦇 Get out those costumes and head to the Sacramento Zoo for a day of trick-or-treating at 15 different candy stations throughout the zoo! Visit the events page on our website to learn more! #CharlieTheGreatHornedOwl #GreatHornedOwl #SacramentoZoo ...

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Rise and shine! It's a new week! 👋☀️ . PSA: Registration for our Fall Camp begins tomorrow! 🍂 This camp is for 1st-6th graders and runs November 25-26 from 9am - 4pm. Campers will learn all about HUGE ancient relatives of animals at the Sac Zoo such as sloths as tall as giraffes, armadillos the size of cars, and otters the size of wolves! 😱 . Visit our website to learn more and register! Link in bio. . #BlackAndWhiteRuffedLemur #SacramentoZoo ...

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Don’t miss Dinos After Dark, Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 from 5:30 – 8:00pm! 😱🦖🦕 Please note, the dinner upgrade is sold out, but you can still round up the family and roam the grounds after hours — you never know who you might see — from amazing animals from around the globe to life-like animatronic dinosaurs around every turn! . Dinos After Dark will also feature dinosaur-themed stage shows, special guest appearances, music and a Dino Disco, educational speakers and more! Follow the link in our bio to purchase your tickets! 🎟🎟🎟 . #DinosAfterDark #DiscoverTheDinosaurs #SacramentoZoo ...

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Sound on 🔊 Do you have a teen who loves the zoo and would like to be more involved? 🙋🙋‍♂️ Send them to one of our Keeper Tag Alongs! Each session will focus on a different animal area of the zoo, where they will get to work behind-the-scenes alongside our keepers, learning about all that goes into caring for our animals including cleaning and preparing enrichments. Participants will also get to take a tour of the zoo with a zoo educator. . Only a few spots are available for our last session on October 12th! Visit our website to learn more and register today. Link in bio. . #Zookeeper #BehindTheScenes #21stCenturyZoo #SacramentoZoo ...

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Looking up at our new dinosaur neighbors like... 😱 . Have you visited our dino exhibit yet?! 🦖 Come #DiscoverTheDinosaurs with us! . Tag us in your photos & videos and hashtag #SacZoo and #DiscoverTheDinosaurs for a chance to be featured! Included with general admission. . #WhiteHandedGibbon #VisitSacramento #SacramentoZoo ...

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