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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 female ostriches

Animals: An unlikely veterinary partner

Thursday, September 2, 2021
At the Sacramento Zoo, the care and welfare of our animals is our top priority. The veterinary care received by each animal at the zoo is truly world-class, thanks to a more than 50-year partnership w... Read More
baby giraffe

Celebrating the Birth of a Giraffe Calf

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Sac Zoo is thrilled to announce that Shani, a 10-year-old Masai giraffe, gave birth to a female calf during the evening on September 20. Mother and calf are spending time bonding in the zoo’s gi... Read More
Red Panda cub

Endangered Red Panda Born at Sacramento Zoo

Monday, July 13, 2020
  On June 24, the Sacramento Zoo’s one year-old red panda, Gizmo, became a big brother! Four-year-old Amaya, Gizmo’s mother, gave birth to two cubs in the early morning hours. Animal care sta... Read More