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Chigüiro the Capybara

Monday, October 4, 2021
We are thrilled to formally introduce Chigüiro (chē-gwē-[r]o) the capybara! Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world, found in several countries within Central and South America. Capybaras are... Read More
Two black crowned cranes

The Crane Event: Welcome a New Pair to the Zoo

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Kiwi Male From: Disney’s Animal Kingdom DOB: June 6, 2017   Siouxsie Female From: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium DOB: April 22, 2018   We are excited to bring a brand-new species ... Read More
parrot sitting on a branch

Sac Zoo lands a new parrot species

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Along with some changes to aviaries throughout the zoo, we have recently welcomed a male hawk-headed parrot to our collection. Bert, the 20-year-old parrot from Denver’s Downtown Aquarium is quite t... Read More
two Pelicans in the lake

Animal Profile: Pelicans Zamboni & Montana

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The majority of the animals at the zoo were all either born at the Sacramento Zoo, or at another AZA-accredited zoo and moved to Sacramento based on a breeding recommendation by the coordinator for th... Read More
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
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

Brazilian Rainbow Boa Profile

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
Sumatran Orangutan

Matchmaking Zoo Style: Part Five

Thursday, December 21, 2017
This is the final update of a five-part blog series following Indah as she moved from the Houston Zoo to the Sacramento Zoo. Read the previous update. Months of planning and coordination between the S... Read More
red panda climbing across a branch


Wednesday, December 13, 2017
One loves grapes and the other prefers apples. Benjamin and Amaya, the zoo’s two new red pandas, have found each other at the Sacramento Zoo. Both arrived the same day in November as part of the Ass... Read More