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Western Screech Owl

Animal Profile: Twilight the Western Screech Owl

Monday, March 19, 2018
Twilight, a rescued western screech owl, was found in critical condition after an encounter with a house cat. Thankfully Twilight was brought to and rehabilitated at the Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature C... Read More
Mike Owyang

New Digs for the Ducks

Friday, March 9, 2018
By Mike Owyang, Education Specialist Most of us would probably enjoy a new, fully furnished place to call home. Fulvous whistling ducks Poseidon, Hermes and Athena, three of Sacramento Zoo’s animal ... Read More
Fulvous Whistling Duck

Animal Profile: Fulvous Whistling Ducks

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Poseidon, Hermes, and Athena are the well-known fulvous whistling ducks of the Sacramento Zoo. Hatched in two clutches, Poseidon and Hermes were born in July 2013 and the younger male, Athena, was bor... Read More
Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Animal Profile: Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Friday, January 5, 2018
Named after the largest wetland in the world, Pantanal is a very special Brazilian rainbow boa. She was born through a special process called parthenogenesis. Pantanal’s mother, who lives in the Rep... Read More

Passing of Red-tailed Boa

Monday, November 20, 2017
We are saddened to announce that Fideo, our red-tailed boa, was humanely euthanized on Friday, November 17. At the age of 21 Fideo was the largest snake residing at the zoo and was an animal ambassado... Read More
Red-tailed Hawk

Animal Profile: Steve the Red-tailed Hawk

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Steve, a rescue red-tailed hawk, came to the Sacramento Zoo in April 1993. A wildlife rehabilitation center found him as a fledgling in the base of a tree and was diagnosed with permanent eye damage,... Read More
American White Pelican

National Wildlife Week

Friday, March 17, 2017
During National Wildlife Week we celebrate humans working together for the benefit of wildlife. This is a great time to get outside and appreciate the native species here in Sacramento and how small a... Read More
Herkimer 90th Birthday

Animal Profile: Herkimer

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
In our culture, it is considered impolite to ask someone how old they are, but in the zoo world things run a bit differently. A favorite game to play with guests is, “Guess how old this animal is.... Read More