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rainy day adventures

Rainy Day Zoo Adventures

Thursday, October 21, 2021
After a very dry year and a summer full of fires and smoke, rain is celebrated in California. It eases wildfire risk, greens up the hills, and cleans the air. While rain is highly anticipated, when it... Read More

Chigüiro the Capybara

Monday, October 4, 2021
We are thrilled to formally introduce Chigüiro (chē-gwē-[r]o) the capybara! Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world, found in several countries within Central and South America. Capybaras are... Read More

Relocation Update as of September 23, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021
The following announcement was made public on September 23, 2021. Details to come as available. Sacramento Zoological Society and City of Elk Grove Enter into Exclusive Negotiating Agreement to evalua... Read More
Zookeeper Jasmine holds her painting of Kamau and Cleo in front of the lion exhibit

Jasmine Rosario: The Artistic Zookeeper

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The Sacramento Zoo is fortunate to have a passionate and talented team. One such person is Jasmine Rosario. Jasmine is a relief or float keeper at the Sac Zoo. She is cross trained to help in multiple... Read More
two female ostriches

Animals: An unlikely veterinary partner

Thursday, September 2, 2021
At the Sacramento Zoo, the care and welfare of our animals is our top priority. The veterinary care received by each animal at the zoo is truly world-class, thanks to a more than 50-year partnership w... Read More
baby giraffe

Celebrating the Birth of a Giraffe Calf

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Sac Zoo is thrilled to announce that Shani, a 10-year-old Masai giraffe, gave birth to a female calf during the evening on September 20. Mother and calf are spending time bonding in the zoo’s gi... Read More
Red Panda cub

Endangered Red Panda Born at Sacramento Zoo

Monday, July 13, 2020
  On June 24, the Sacramento Zoo’s one year-old red panda, Gizmo, became a big brother! Four-year-old Amaya, Gizmo’s mother, gave birth to two cubs in the early morning hours. Animal care sta... Read More


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