Conservation Carousel
Now Open

This handcrafted wooden carousel features 32 lifelike animals; some are endangered, all are children's favorites. Carousel animals include an anteater, flamingo, jaguar, ladybug, snow leopard … even a peacock chariot designed to accommodate people with disabilities. Each carousel animal is carved from wood, then hand-painted to create a truly unique piece. Educational and conservation messages inspire visitors as they ride.

The Conservation Carousel has been financed with a loan from U.S. Bank. Revenue generated from the Carousel goes directly to support education programs, animal exhibits and conservation awareness.

Sponsor Them!
The carousel is a part of the Zoo’s fundraising drive for education and conservation awareness. For a $5,000 contribution, your name will be proudly displayed on one of the carousel animals for five years. A $10,000 donation will allow you to sponsor the animal for the life of the carousel. Please see listing below of animals available for sponsorship. 

Your tax deductible donation of $5,000 or more includes:

  • A plaque at the base of your sponsored animal
  • A framed picture of you and your carousel animal
  • Recognition in the Annual Report to the Community

A carousel animal sponsorship is a great gift for someone special in your life, or just to show your support for the Sacramento Zoo, education and conservation. There is only one animal of each kind available, so don’t wait too long or someone else will sponsor your favorite!

For more information, email Amanda Cable or call (916) 808-8815.

Carousel Layout 7/28/15


Conservation Carousel Now Open


Pictures of the Carving Process


Sea Otter
Carousel - Otter being carved

Carousel - Otter finished

Carousel - Flamingo body

Carousel - Flamingo head
Carousel - Flamingo partial paint Carousel - Flamingo with saddle

Carousel - Jaguar being carved

Carousel - Jaguar carved
Carousel - Jaguar being painted Carousel - Jaguar finished

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