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Lauren Fong

Summer Faces at the Zoo: Lauren Fong

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Summer is a very busy season for the zoo’s education department. While it is often difficult to keep track of all the programs the department in coordinating, from stage shows and Overnight Safari... Read More
Two Sumatran Orangutans

Cheli and Makan Receive Biennial Exams

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Veterinary Director, Dr. Ray Wack, DVM, Dipl. ACZM At the Sacramento Zoo, leading with animal welfare means we are dedicated to providing the best health care to the animals living in our care. Zoo... Read More
Sacramento Zoo zookeepers

Celebrating National Zookeeper Appreciation Week

Monday, July 17, 2017
Can you learn the language of an animal that does not speak, spot an illness that an individual is hiding, get an orangutan to take his vitamin, or rake an exhibit when it is 105 degrees or pouring ra... Read More
Sumatran Tiger

Showing our Stripes

Friday, July 14, 2017
Supporting Sumatran Tiger Conservation Efforts In the tropical forests of Sumatra, the smallest subspecies of tiger is losing the race against habitat loss, tiger-human conflict and poaching. There ma... Read More

Zoo Docent Celebrating 90 Years

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
In 1927 the Sacramento Zoo opened as the little zoo in the park, Herkimer the desert tortoise hatched in southern California, and a couple welcomed a little boy named Bruce Kern. Little did Bruce’s ... Read More
Researcher and sound equipment

Music for the African Lions

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Over the next few weeks, you might hear music near the African lion exhibit at the zoo. Sam Counts, a veterinary student at UC Davis, is investigating the behavioral effects of the music on the lions.... Read More
Zoo Teens

Record Breaking Zoo Teens

Monday, July 3, 2017
The 66 Sacramento Zoo Teens have broken all sorts of records in the 2016/17 year with their hard work and dedication! Hours Worked: 7,265 Highest previous year, 2015/16 worked 6,631 hours Visitors The... Read More
Children at the zoo

Summer Zoo Bucket List

Friday, June 30, 2017
Trying to figure out what to do at the Sacramento Zoo this summer? Below is a bucket list of activities with insider tips. How many can you check off the list? Spot your reflection in the eye of a gir... Read More
Phyllis Pratt

Employee Profile: Phyllis Pratt

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Each month a Zoo staff member is selected as Employee of the Month. The individual selected has gone above and beyond their job description and embodies the core values of Zoo. He or she leads with an... Read More