Animal Care & Welfare

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Care of the Zoo Animals

More than 400 native, rare and endangered animals represent more than 125 unique species at the Sacramento Zoo. Staff strive daily to not only provide uncompromising animal care, but also work to conserve species and habitats around the world. Our staff are active leaders in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), an organization that establishes standards for the well-being of zoo animals. We also make sure to listen to you and be active in addressing your questions. We hope that the information on this page does just that.

Learn about how we care for our animals and work with outside organizations to giving uncompromising care. By browsing this page you will learn about everything from nutrition and training to common misconceptions about the Sacramento Zoo.

Black & White Ruffed Lemurs

The Sacramento Zoo is a nonprofit with a mission to inspire appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation. We take the care of our animals and your questions seriously. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

African Lions