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New Animals
      Thick-billed Parrots
      Wolf's Guenon Infant
      Masai Giraffe Calf
      Red River Hoglets

      Mongoose Lemur

   New Species
       Eastern Bongo

African Lion Cub FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the African Lion pride, the future of the cubs and the lion exhibit.


Zoo News & Events

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Goody the Celebrity Giraffe
The Arthritis Foundation has chosen Goody the Reticulated Giraffe as the 2016 Jingle Bell Run Celebrity Honoree!
> Read the full blog

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Holiday Food Drive       November 1 to December 24: 10 am to 4 pm
Bring a non-perishable food item when you visit the Zoo and receive $1 off your Zoo admission!  Food donations benefit the River City Food Bank.
> Holiday Food Drive information

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Member Shopping Days      December 9, 10 & 11: 10 am to 4 pm
Get a jump start on your Holiday shopping with an exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member discount of 25% off in the Zoofari Market. *Excludes books, promotional, sale, and clearance items; cannot be combined with other discounts.
> Included with Zoo admission

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Holiday Magic       December 10: 10 am to 4 pm
Why should only humans receive gifts during the holidays? Watch as the animals unwrap their holiday goodies from boxes to trees and more!
> Included with Zoo admission

AAZK Wreath Sale      Weekends, December 3  to 18: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths. The local chapter of  American Association of Zoo Keepers will be at the front of the Zoo during December weekends. While supplies last.
> AAZK information

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Winter Camp, 1st to 8th Graders      December 28-30 OR January 4-6
Let your little ones explore the Zoo, learn about animals, participate in games and crafts and meet an Animal Ambassador at Winter Camp!
> Registration opens November 28

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PJ Party Christmas Eve       December 24: 10 am to 1:30 pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Zoo, and you don't have to change out of your pajamas! That's right, admission is free and we will be in our best pjs. Zoo closes early at 1:30 pm.
> Hours and prices

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Zoo Closed on Christmas Day      December 25: 10 am to 4 pm
The Zoo will be closed on Christmas day. Regular winter hours of 10 am to 4 pm will resume on Monday, December 26th. Happy holiday from the Zoo!
> Hours and prices

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Zoo Open on New Year's Day      January 1: 10 am to 4 pm
Visit the Sacramento Zoo on New Year's Day! We are open normal winter hours of 10 am to 4 pm.
> Hours and prices

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Estate Planning Safari           January 27: 10 to 11:30 am
Local attorney and estate planning specialist Mark S. Drobny will help you navigate through a jungle of topics in this free, informative seminar.
> Estate Planning Safari information and RSVP

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Give Your Ride
Donate your car, truck, boat or RV to benefit the Sacramento Zoo! The towing is free and the donation is tax deductible. Donate online or call 1-866-570-7318.
> Vehicle donation information




Who we are!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  The Zoo is wholly managed by the nonprofit Sacramento Zoological Society and inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation.

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