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Sacramento Zoo Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors participate in the wildlife stage show, animal encounters, and travel with the ZooMobile. Find out how to “Bring the Zoo to You” with the ZooMobile. Please note that wildlife stage shows, animal encounters and ZooMobiles are temporarily unavailable. Check back later.

*Grey fox and bateleur eagle do NOT travel with the ZooMobile.
*Animal Ambassadors are off exhibit except during shows and encounters.


Lesser Madagascar Hedgehog Tenrec

Lesser Madagascar Hedgehog Tenrec at the sac zoo


Reptiles & Amphibians

African Pancake Tortoise

African Pancake Tortoise

California Kingsnake

California king snake

California Mountain Kingsnake

California king snake at the sac zoo

Pacific Gopher Snake

gopher snake at the sac zoo

Red-tailed Boa

Red-tailed Boa

* The zoo determines each species extinction status level by compiling resources from the following agencies: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Appendices, US Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Act (ESA), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List, and the European Union Wildlife Trade Regulations.

ABC10’s Sac & Co partners with the Sac Zoo

Sac & Co staff member with Sac Zoo keepers and Julio the blue and gold macaw

For nearly 15 years, Sac & Co has been dedicated to ‘bringing value home’ by featuring stories that impact local families today: money saving deals, expert advice on lifestyle & health, education, family-friendly community events and entertainment. From Disney park giveaways to advice on shedding those last few pounds…Sac & Co has it all!

Sac & Co is proud to support local nonprofits and organizations that improve the culture and quality of life in our communities. As a go-to resource for families, Sac & Co’s partnership with the Sacramento Zoo is a perfect fit, helping to highlight the many educational opportunities and family-friendly events the zoo offers. You can watch the Zoo Ambassador animals making TV debuts once a month on Sac & Co, plus catch rare behind-the-scenes stories about these incredible creatures and the zoo’s efforts toward animal conservation and sustainability.

Tune into Sac & Co every Monday through Friday at 9:00 am on ABC10 and follow Sac & Co on Twitter, Instagram and Sac & Co LogoFacebook for the latest deals and giveaways for the whole family!




Population Status

  • C Critically Endangered
  • E Endangered
  • V Vulnerable to Endangerment
  • N Not Threatened

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