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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
Goody the giraffe's face

Saying Goodbye to Beloved Giraffe, Goody

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when it’s family. Gudrun – affectionately known as “Goody” to her friends and caretakers – came to Sacramento in June of 1999. Today, her entire Sacr... Read More

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