Sacramento Zoo Mammals
There are several characteristics that all of us mammals have in common:
- We nurse our young from mammary glands, hence the name “mammals”
- We have hair or fur
What sets us apart as a group? Our adaptability and our relatively large brains.
Due to exhibit maintenance, weather conditions and animal care requirements, some of the animals may not be viewable. If you are interested in a particular species, please call 916-808-5888 or email the Member & Visitor Services Office to find out if you will be able to see those animals during your visit.
* 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.