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Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Friday, April 22, 2022
Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual call to action to protect the planet. Last year, over 1 billion individuals in more than 190 countries took action on Earth Day.  The theme this year is “in... Read More
headshot of an axolotl at the sac zoo

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

Dinosaur Safari: Fact vs Fiction

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
When people think of dinosaurs, they generally imagine the dinosaurs depicted in the popular Jurassic Park series. However, the real-world picture of dinosaurs painted by paleontological research sugg... 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