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Red Kangaroo

A New Mob at the Sacramento Zoo

Monday, June 19, 2017
The Sacramento Zoo has two new young male red kangaroos from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, named Flux and Jordan! The two male marsupials are just under two years of age and still have some growing to do b... Read More

Picky Pelicans & More – Big Day of Giving

Thursday, May 4, 2017
The mission of the Sacramento Zoological Society is to inspire appreciation, respect, and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation, and conservation. During this year’... Read More

Matchmaking Zoo Style

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
With the planning by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Sumatran Orangutan Species Survival Plan® (SSP), Makan may have found his future mate in Indah. Indah will be arriving in late spring ... Read More
Lynne's Two-toed Sloth

Animal Profile: Linne’s Two-toed Sloth

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Linne’s Two-toed Sloths are found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. This nocturnal, arboreal species is named for the two digits with long curved nails on their front feet. T... Read More
African Hedgehog

Animal Profile: A Prickle of African Hedgehogs

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Happy Hedgehog Day! Celebrate by learning more about the newest residents of the Sacramento Zoo’s Interpretive Center. A prickle of four African Hedgehogs can now be spotted running around the I... 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
Straw-colored Fruit Bat

Myth-busting Bat Tales

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Animals have certainly been inspiration for folklore, tales and fears. With their unique adaptations, behaviors, and physical features, it’s not surprising they conjure mystery and intrigue. Yet the... Read More
Thick-billed Parrot Chicks

Hatching of Three Endangered Parrots

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Thick-billed Parrots are one of the long-term success stories at the Sacramento Zoo. In 1985, Susan Healy, the Zoo’s Supervisor of Birds and Herps became the studbook keeper for this species, and in... Read More
Great Horned Owl

Charlie the Great Horned Owl

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
It is estimated that Charlie was born in 2014. He arrived at the Sacramento Zoo in early 2015. Charlie was a wild owl who found himself at the Abilene Zoo rehabilitation program. During his examinatio... Read More