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Conservation at the Zoo

Conservation can mean many things, but to us it means striving every day to conserve valuable resources like water and energy, reduce our waste and increase our recycling, and help to educate staff and visitors about their important role is saving our environment, animal species and the habitats in which they live.

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In addition to diverting food waste from Kampala Cafe every day, the Zoo also collects food waste at keynote events like Ice Cream Safari and Wild Affair.

Derek with Giraffe Research Truck

Giraffes: Vulnerable to Extinction

Thursday, May 11, 2017
By Monica L. Bond, Principal Scientist, Wild Nature Institute We all hear of poaching elephants for ivory and rhinoceros for horn, but did you know that giraffes have also experienced a massive declin... Read More
Western Pond Turtle

A Meeting of the Minds

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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... Read More


Thursday, April 13, 2017
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... Read More
Madagascar Rain Frog

Do You Speak Frog?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Is it more of a ribbit or a croak? Learn at the first Sacramento Valley FrogWatch USA chapter meeting on April 2, from 1 to 4 pm at the Sacramento Zoo. Sacramento Zookeeper and local FrogWatch USA Cha... Read More
American White Pelican

National Wildlife Week

Friday, March 17, 2017
During National Wildlife Week we celebrate humans working together for the benefit of wildlife. This is a great time to get outside and appreciate the native species here in Sacramento and how small a... Read More
Spectacled Bears

Lions, Tigers and… Spectacled Bears?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Lori Tierney, BS, Registered Veterinary Technician The Sacramento Zoo is committed to wildlife conservation both in California and around the world. When the opportunity arose to join the Spectacle... Read More
Reducing Waste at the Zoo

Reducing Waste at the Zoo

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
This summer Kampala Café took on a new challenge – to reduce their trash and divert food waste out of the landfill. With partner Atlas Disposal and their ReFuel program, waste stations were set up ... Read More
Thick-billed Parrot Chicks

Hatching of Three Endangered Parrots

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Thick-billed Parrots are one of the long-term success stories at the Sacramento Zoo. In 1985, Susan Healy, the Zoo’s Supervisor of Birds and Herps became the studbook keeper for this species, and in... Read More

Celebrate Red Panda Day

Saturday, September 10, 2016
The Sacramento Zoo is celebrating International Red Panda Day a bit early on Saturday, September 10. Thanks to the dedicated zookeepers of the Greater Sac Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Ke... Read More