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thick-billed parrot is one of the species that would benefit from a new sacramento zoo

From Coast to Coast: National Wildlife Day

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
National Wildlife Day was founded in 2005 by animal behaviorist and philanthropist Colleen Paige with a goal of raising awareness of the plight of endangered animals and recognizing the critical role ... Read More
Red Kangaroo

You Asked, We Answered: Red Kangaroos

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The Sacramento Zoo is home to four red kangaroos (Cheddar, Porter, Walter, and Jordon), the largest mammal in Australia. One of the most popular animals on the Sac Zoo website are kangaroos. We get so... Read More
three Grevy's zebra standing together at the sac zoo

Grevy’s Zebra and the People Who Protect Them

Monday, January 31, 2022
When you think of African animals, there is no doubt that zebras are one of the first species to come to mind. From their large ears to their distinctive stripes, zebras are one of Africa’s most ico... Read More
squirrel at the sacramento zoo

Squirrels: Unofficial Residents of the Sac Zoo

Friday, January 21, 2022
When you visit the Sacramento Zoo, you expect an exciting day of lions, okapis, and flamingoes. But there is another resident at the zoo that often goes unnoticed. The humble squirrel. Squirrels often... Read More

Fun Facts About the Himalayan Monal

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The Himalayan monal is one of the most colorful birds here at the Sacramento Zoo. Also known as the Himalayan pheasant, this bird delights guests of all ages. With that delight comes unbridled curiosi... Read More
orangutan in tree

Why do orangutans like blankets?

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Visitors love watching the Sacramento Zoo’s orangutans as they explore and interact with items in their habitat. From enjoying snacks left out by their keepers to swinging from branch to branch ... Read More

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