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Eye on Adaptations

Thursday, June 9, 2022
The animals at the Sacramento Zoo all have specialized adaptations that help them to thrive. People often mention giraffes’ long tongues or snow leopards’ long, thick tail and large, padded feet. ... Read More
galapagos tortoise at the sac zoo

Fun Facts About Galápagos Tortoises

Thursday, June 2, 2022
We are excited to welcome two Galápagos tortoises to the Sac Zoo family! To celebrate, here are some fun facts and information about these giant reptiles. How big do Galápagos tortoises get? While o... Read More
Delilah the Thick-Billed Parrot

Squawk! Happy World Parrot Day

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
May 21 is World Parrot Day. Founded in 2004 by the World Parrot Trust, World Parrot Day’s mission is to highlight parrots and the threats they face in the wild. There are more than 350 different spe... Read More
jackson and kai, the river otters at the sacramento zoo

Sacramento Zoo’s River Otter Romp

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Happy World Otter Day! North American river otters are known for their playful antics. Unlike sea otters, river otters are equally at home on land and in the water. They dig burrows near the water’s... Read More
headshot of an axolotl at the sac zoo

Axolotl: The Elusive Water Dog

Thursday, April 14, 2022
According to legend, the axolotl is the Aztec god of fire and lightning, Xolotl. This god was often depicted as a dog-like creature. Fearing banishment or death from the other gods, Xolotl transformed... Read More
amazon milk frog

Fun Facts About Amazon Milk Frogs

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Amazon milk frogs are just one of the many amazing residents of the Sacramento Zoo’s Reptile House. These green-and-brown frogs delight and mystify visitors of all ages.  Following are some of the ... Read More
portrait of a flamingo at the sac zoo

Pretty in Pink: Caribbean Flamingos

Thursday, March 17, 2022
The Caribbean flamingos are a favorite animal at the Sacramento Zoo. It is a common sight to see groups of guests pushed up against the fence, chuckling at the birds’ antics. Artist Charley Harper s... Read More
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