Sacramento Zoo Reptiles & More
Reptiles are the only animals with the following combination of traits:
- Skin covered with a sheet of scales
- Contol body temperature through external means
- Young that look like miniature adults (most hatched from eggs, but some born live)
Please note that the Reptile House is temporarily closed, and many of these animals will not be viewable.
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.
Turtles & Tortoises
* 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.