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This is your zoo. Founded in 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to nearly 500 animals representing species around the world. We are proud of our mission to inspire appreciation, respect, and a connection with wildlife through education, recreation, and conservation. Visit today and prepare to be amazed!

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#MondayMood. Who can relate to #PadmeTheAardvark this morning? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️😂 All jokes aside, we hope this finds you and your loved ones well during this trying time. Although the zoo remains closed to the public, keeper staff are at the zoo taking care of the nearly 500 animals that call the Sac Zoo home!
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As a non-profit organization, the Sac Zoo relies on ticket sales, memberships and donations to fulfill our mission. If you'd like to help us during this difficult time, please consider donating to our emergency fund at the link in our bio. 🧡
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Using this extra time at home to catch up on yard work? 👩‍🌾👨‍🌾 The zoo animals could benefit from what you might be throwing in green waste! Every day, the Sacramento Zoo feeds pounds of browse (non-toxic branches and leaves from specific trees and shrubs) to many of our plant-loving animals! 🌿 Visit the link in our bio to view our list of approved plants and email browse@saczoo.org to contact us about a donation.
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Please note: As the zoo is closed during this time, we have limited critical staffing available. We are not answering the general phone lines and we may not have the staffing available to pick-up browse donations. Send us an email and we'll circle back! Thank you for your support! 🧡
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Even in this uncertain time, we hope you are able to enjoy St. Patrick's Day with loved ones. Stay safe out there. 🧡
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Zoo family: Out of an abundance of caution, and with the recommended guidelines set forth by the State of California, the Sacramento Zoo is closing temporarily due to Coronavirus precautions, as of 5 p.m., March 13, 2020. The zoo will remain closed to visitors through at least March 31.⁣ ⁣

During this closure, a limited number of essential staff, including animal care and veterinary teams, as well as zoo security, will report to work as usual to maintain the health and wellbeing of our animals and the safety and security of our facility. ⁣ ⁣

Zoo leadership is continuing to monitor, re-evaluate and follow the directives and guidance of the Sacramento County Public Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization as new information is shared.⁣ ⁣

We understand that the temporary closure may pose an inconvenience for zoo visitors, and we apologize for any disruption in plans this may cause. We will continue to update our website and social media platforms regularly as this situation evolves. Thank you, our community, for your support.⁣ ⁣

For the most up to date information, please follow our social media and website for updates.
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When you arrive early to the function and your friends aren’t there yet… 👀
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Did you know a #SumatranOrangutan uses its hands and feet equally to move from branch to branch? Forget left or right-handed, being right-footed is where it’s at! 🧡
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Our partnership with @ucdavis veterinary students allows them to get the hands-on experience they need to excel. 🙌
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Visitors can view many of these medical procedures through the windows in the veterinary hospital. Stop by next time you visit to see if someone's getting a check-up!
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Herkimer wants to invite your 1st-6th grader to Spring Camp! 🐢🌸 This multi-day camp is the perfect way to encourage learning over spring break—and they’ll get to discover amazing animal adaptations first-hand! 🦁
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Choose either April 7–10 or April 14–17 from 9am to 4pm. Join us for games, projects, hands-on learning, up-close animal encounters and more. Register on our website. Link in bio!
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Giraffe encounters are a two-in-one experience. 🦒 See a giraffe up close AND learn to eat your greens! 😉🥬 Stop by the giraffe viewing deck at 11:45am or 2:00pm every day to meet a long-necked friend. 🧡
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A Sacramento Zoo membership is a gift that keeps on giving! 😻
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🎁 Free general zoo admission for one year
🎁 Entry through the express member entrance
🎁 10% off at Zoofari Market & concessions
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To learn more about our different membership options, check out our website! Link in bio. 👉
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Little Peeps allows preschoolers to explore the wonder of the animal kingdom right here at the zoo! 🤩 We have two more sessions coming up. Sign up ASAP, or they’ll sell out!
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Mar. 11, 12, 13: Frogs 🐸
Mar. 18, 19, 20: Giraffe or Okapi 🦒
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Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! 🦒 At the Sacramento Zoo, we are dedicated to leaving the world a better place through our commitment to local and global wildlife conservation efforts. Every time you visit the zoo, you are helping us make a difference. 🥰
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
We know you would agree
somewhere hidden in your books
there must be a striped okapi!
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There’s our attempt at a Seuss poem! But okapi totally stepped out of one of his books, right? 😉 Show some #okapi love in the comments!
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Hey, Sacramento! 👋 We’re so excited to share that this weekend we’ll be taking over @visitsacramento! Follow along with us as we highlight some of the special things that you may not know about your local zoo, from our conservation efforts to specialized animal care and more. It’s bound to be a *wild* ride! 😉🧡
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Trying to figure out where to go to lunch like…
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Red river hogs have an excellent sense of smell paired with a strong snout, giving them the ability to find even the smallest garden and do much damage! 🐗😇
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We know that nose can sniff out a good time, too. 😉
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Ever wanted to party like a flockstar? 🦩✨ Try some of these funky moves! 😄
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This “dancing,” aka "flagging," is thought to be performed in a group to synchronize breeding within the flock so that the eggs will all be laid around the same time. This increases the survival rate of the eggs and chicks. 🐣
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These fascinating group rituals serve an important purpose for these social birds and are also very entertaining to watch. So spread your wings and stop by the lake and see which fancy flamingo moves you can spot!
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Oh, snap! 🐊 A finished American alligator exhibit is right around the corner. 😉 We are so excited to welcome these toothy reptiles to the zoo. Stay tuned for the official debut date SOON! 😍
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