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Axolotl: The Elusive Water Dog

Thursday, April 14, 2022
According to legend, the axolotl is the Aztec god of fire and lightning, Xolotl. This god was often depicted as a dog-like creature. Fearing banishment or death from the other gods, Xolotl transformed... Read More
amazon milk frog

Fun Facts About Amazon Milk Frogs

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Amazon milk frogs are just one of the many amazing residents of the Sacramento Zoo’s Reptile House. These green-and-brown frogs delight and mystify visitors of all ages.  Following are some of the ... Read More
portrait of a flamingo at the sac zoo

Pretty in Pink: Caribbean Flamingos

Thursday, March 17, 2022
The Caribbean flamingos are a favorite animal at the Sacramento Zoo. It is a common sight to see groups of guests pushed up against the fence, chuckling at the birds’ antics. Artist Charley Harper s... Read More
thick-billed parrot is one of the species that would benefit from a new sacramento zoo

From Coast to Coast: National Wildlife Day

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
National Wildlife Day was founded in 2005 by animal behaviorist and philanthropist Colleen Paige with a goal of raising awareness of the plight of endangered animals and recognizing the critical role ... Read More
Red Kangaroo

You Asked, We Answered: Red Kangaroos

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The Sacramento Zoo is home to four red kangaroos (Cheddar, Porter, Walter, and Jordon), the largest mammal in Australia. One of the most popular animals on the Sac Zoo website are kangaroos. We get so... Read More
misha the snow leopard

Conservation is a TEAM Effort at the Sac Zoo!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Conservation is a vital part of the Sacramento Zoo’s mission. Over the past decade, the Sac Zoo has donated more than $1 million to critical conservation efforts around the globe. These efforts beco... Read More
three Grevy's zebra standing together at the sac zoo

Grevy’s Zebra and the People Who Protect Them

Monday, January 31, 2022
When you think of African animals, there is no doubt that zebras are one of the first species to come to mind. From their large ears to their distinctive stripes, zebras are one of Africa’s most ico... Read More
squirrel at the sacramento zoo

Squirrels: Unofficial Residents of the Sac Zoo

Friday, January 21, 2022
When you visit the Sacramento Zoo, you expect an exciting day of lions, okapis, and flamingoes. But there is another resident at the zoo that often goes unnoticed. The humble squirrel. Squirrels often... Read More