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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.

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

Zoo Partner, Nugget Markets

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The local grocery store chain, Nugget Markets, recently joined the Zoo as a partner, sponsoring the Zoo’s Green Team as well as the Zoo’s Earth Fest in April. Earth Fest is the Zoo’s annual cele... Read More

All About Bird Eggs

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Many visitors love watching the Zoo’s feathery residents, but something that guests may not realize is the work that goes into hatching eggs from those residents. The Sacramento Zoo’s Primary Bird... Read More

Wolf’s Guenon Birth

Monday, June 6, 2016
On Sunday, June 5th the Sacramento Zoo’s Wolf’s Guenon family welcomed a new addition. This was a recommended breeding per planning by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Wolf’s Guenon S... Read More