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Two Sumatran Orangutans

Cheli and Makan Receive Biennial Exams

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Veterinary Director, Dr. Ray Wack, DVM, Dipl. ACZM At the Sacramento Zoo, leading with animal welfare means we are dedicated to providing the best health care to the animals living in our care. Zoo... Read More
Chimpanzee

Joey Receives an Ultrasound

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Primate zookeepers at the Sacramento Zoo are jumping with joy because Joey the Chimpanzee is successfully receiving ultrasound examinations. Joey is an elderly male Chimpanzee (estimated to be 54-year... Read More
Flamingo Veterinary Exam

Flamingo Roundup

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Once a year there is an event at the Sacramento Zoo that is unlike any other. After weeks of preparation, zookeepers and veterinarians are mobilized for the annual Flamingo Roundup! At the roundup, ea... Read More

A Ring-tailed Lemur at the Zoo?

Monday, February 22, 2016
By Leslie Field, Supervisor of Mammals In December 2015, the Sacramento Zoo was contacted by a resident of Turlock, California about a strange animal he found in his backyard. He had done research on ... Read More

A Day in the Life of Goody, the Giraffe

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
*This is the second part of a series documenting the care that Goody the Giraffe receives at the Sacramento Zoo.  Goody, the Reticulated Giraffe, has osteoarthritis which is particularly bad in her f... Read More

What is a Routine Veterinary Exam at the Zoo?

Friday, May 29, 2015
With more than 500 animals representing 140 species at the Sacramento Zoo, veterinarians have their hands full. They use their expertise to examine eyes, cure upset stomachs and make sure the large va... Read More