The western pond turtle is an important species for The Sacramento Zoo and our partners at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. This California native species remains a...
Saving the Western Pond Turtle It takes a village to save a species. This week the Sacramento Zoo is honored to host a Western Pond Turtle Rangewide Conservation Coalition Project workshop. Representa...
Thirty. That is the total number of Vaquita that remain on earth. Just thirty of these rare, Endangered porpoises are living in the northern part of the Gulf of California, and nowhere else on the pla...
Did you know that the Western Pond Turtle is not only an endangered species; it’s also the only turtle native to California? These little ambassadors are one of 10 inaugural species that are the foc...
take a prehistoric trip to the zoo
Included with admission and membership
Visit the zoo through February and visit some of the most ancient animals ever to walk the earth. These realistic, life-like creatures will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time while you learn about their many connections to modern animals. Learn More
Zoo Hours & Location
Open Daily. Admissions 9 am to 4 pm *Zoo grounds open until 5 pm
Land Park Drive & 16th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95822