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Safety in numbers: there’s a new clan in town

Monday, November 12, 2018
For the first time in the Sacramento Zoo’s history, we welcome a vivacious clan of meerkats! Brand new to the zoo, this all-female clan originated from the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida is now o... Read More
Veterinarian uses otoscope to examine Herkimer the desert tortoise's eye

Herkimer the desert tortoise’s annual exam

Thursday, November 8, 2018
As the zoo’s oldest animal, at a spry 91-years-old, Herkimer the desert tortoise is a favorite amongst zoo staff and visitors alike. A key component to making sure Herkimer is healthy and fulfilled ... Read More
Snow leopard cub

Snow leopard cub to receive rare eyelid surgery

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
On Wednesday, October 24th Coconut, the snow leopard cub born at the Sacramento Zoo earlier this year, will be the recipient of a rare eyelid surgery performed by Sacramento Zoo veterinarians as well ... Read More

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

Passing of red panda cub

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
We are heartbroken to announce the loss of the three-week-old red panda cub early the morning of July 16th, after a battle with pneumonia. A full necropsy will be performed at the UC Davis School of ... Read More
Okapi Mother and Offspring

Exciting changes ahead at the Sacramento Zoo!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Animal welfare is a key element in the mission of the Sacramento Zoological Society. It is of the utmost importance to all the staff and dedicated volunteers at the zoo to ensure that the zoo’s resi... Read More

Snow leopard cub Coconut 
 

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