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Amanda Watters

Employee Profile: Amanda Watters

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Each month a zoo staff member is selected as employee of the month. The individual selected has gone above and beyond their job description and embodies the core values of the Sacramento Zoo. He or s... Read More
Sacramento Zoo zookeepers

Celebrate National Zookeeper Appreciation Week

Monday, July 17, 2017
Can you learn the language of an animal that does not speak, spot an illness that an individual is hiding, get an orangutan to take his vitamin, or rake an exhibit when it is 105 degrees or pouring ra... Read More
group of zoo staff in a meeting

SacZoo Primate Expert Visits China

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
From January 12-19, 2017, four great ape experts from the U.S., including the Sacramento Zoo, were invited to China to participate in an eight-day seminar at Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo on the managem... Read More
Tiger Exam

Employee Profile: Jenessa Gjeltema

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Each month a Zoo staff member is selected as Employee of the Month. The individual selected has gone above and beyond their job description and embodies the core values of Zoo. He or she leads with an... Read More

How to Train a Bat

Friday, August 26, 2016
Earlier this year, Primary Bird Keeper Carolyn Volpe embarked on a whirlwind two-day training adventure at the Lubee Bat Conservancy in Florida. The bat training workshop was attended by zookeepers fr... Read More

CFO of the Year!

Friday, July 15, 2016
We are very happy to announce that our Director of Finance & Business Operations Robert Churchill was named 2016 CFO of the Year in the Small Public Agency category by the Sacramento Business Jour... Read More

Big Oak Nursery – Thanks!

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Michaele Bergera, Horticulture Supervisor, attended a plant ID course with one of the owners of Big Oak Nursery while getting her horticulture degree. After starting at the Sacramento Zoo, Michaele co... Read More

Zookeepers as Animals

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As you may imagine, it takes a lot of work to care for the more than 500 animals spanning over 150 species that call the Sacramento Zoo home. The dedicated zookeepers pour their blood, sweat and somet... Read More

Keeper Profile, Erik in Carnivores

Thursday, February 2, 2012
  Learn more about the talented and dedicated individuals that take care of the zoo animals in our newest installment of the Keeper Profiles series. Missed the first ones? Check out all the past ... Read More