Sacramento Zoo adds more Keeper Chats to it's Education Programs

WHAT: Sacramento Zoo is offering visitors a unique chance to see some of the Zoo animals up close and talk to the keepers who care for them daily.  Every day during the summer season five keeper chats will be offered throughout the day. Each chat will feature a different animal showcasing some of their natural habits and allowing guests the opportunity to ask questions. The Zoo will also have other exciting educational opportunities to satisfy inquisitive minds, including stage shows, giraffe encounters and edZOOcation stations.

WHEN: Daily, now through Labor Day

WHERE: Sacramento Zoo, near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park

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Have you ever wondered how to make an adventure to the Zoo as exciting and educational as possible? At the Sacramento Zoo, there are many ways to keep inquisitive minds filled with an increased number of keeper chats this summer season.

Keeper chats are a great way to learn about your favorite animals that call the Zoo home. From April through Labor Day, five keeper chats – each focusing on a different animal – will be offered daily. Visitors learn how keepers care for each animal, why enrichment is important and the animal’s natural behaviors in the wild.

Other educational opportunities include daily stage shows, giraffe encounters and riding on the Conservation Carousel. Between keeper chats and stage shows, keep your eyes open for docents wearing bright yellow; from biofacts to animal ambassadors, they always have special knowledge to share with Zoo guests.

School may be out for the summer but that doesn’t mean that the learning has to stop. Now is the best time to visit the Sacramento Zoo. Check out the complete schedule at and plan your day.

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Sacramento Zoo – Celebrating 85 years!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society.  This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation.  Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.25; children ages 2-11 are $7.25 and one and under are admitted free.  Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit

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