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misha the snow leopard

Ghost of the Mountains: Snow Leopard Conservancy

Sunday, October 23, 2022
There are few animals that capture the imagination like snow leopards. As Tashi R. Ghale wrote in Searching for the Snow Leopard, Guardian of the High Mountains, “Beyond the ecological importance of... Read More

Happy International Primate Day!

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Each year on September 1, we celebrate International Primate Day. The holiday was founded by Animal Defenders International in 2005 with the purpose of ending monkey experimentation for disease resear... Read More
sasha the leopard

A Very Happy Birthday to Sasha the Jaguar

Friday, July 15, 2022
For hundreds of years, jaguars have held an important role in both nature and culture. They are an apex predator in their habitat and were once worshiped as gods in many ancient South American culture... Read More
koi fish

National Koi Day: A Fishy Exam

Thursday, July 7, 2022
Happy National Koi Day! The Sacramento Zoo’s veterinary team provides excellent care and treatment for all of the animals at the zoo, from Kamau the lion to the smallest lizard. Even the koi fish re... Read More
shani the giraffe grazing

A Very Exciting World Giraffe Day

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
World Giraffe Day is an annual event that celebrates the tallest animal on the longest day of the year: Summer Solstice on June 21st. Every year, World Giraffe Day brings awareness and support to gira... Read More