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Mabula Ground Hornbill Project

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Ground hornbills are large, primarily terrestrial birds that can be found in the grasslands, sparse woodlands, savannas, and forest edges in Africa. There are two species of ground hornbills: Abyssini... 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
western pond turtles during a vet exam at the Sac Zoo

World Turtle Day: Bushy Lake Restoration Project

Monday, May 23, 2022
When people think of zoo-supported conservation projects, they usually imagine iconic animals from faraway places, such as the Wild Nature Institute’s work in giraffe conservation. In addition to th... Read More
himalayan monal full body

Endangered Species Day: Creating a Bright Future

Friday, May 20, 2022
Every third Friday of May, people around the world celebrate Endangered Species Day. Founded in 2006 by the Endangered Species Coalition and author David Robinson, this day fosters endangered species ... Read More
a map listing the locations of Sacramento Zoo's conservation programs

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Friday, April 22, 2022
Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual call to action to protect the planet. Last year, over 1 billion individuals in more than 190 countries took action on Earth Day.  The theme this year is “in... 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
misha the snow leopard

Conservation is a TEAM Effort at the Sac Zoo!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Conservation is a vital part of the Sacramento Zoo’s mission. Over the past decade, the Sac Zoo has donated more than $1 million to critical conservation efforts around the globe. These efforts beco... 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