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Madagascar Rain Frog

Do You Speak Frog?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Is it more of a ribbit or a croak? Learn at the first Sacramento Valley FrogWatch USA chapter meeting on April 2, from 1 to 4 pm at the Sacramento Zoo. Sacramento Zookeeper and local FrogWatch USA Cha... Read More
American White Pelican

National Wildlife Week

Friday, March 17, 2017
During National Wildlife Week we celebrate humans working together for the benefit of wildlife. This is a great time to get outside and appreciate the native species here in Sacramento and how small a... Read More
Flamingo Veterinary Exam

Flamingo Roundup

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Once a year there is an event at the Sacramento Zoo that is unlike any other. After weeks of preparation, zookeepers and veterinarians are mobilized for the annual Flamingo Roundup! At the roundup, ea... Read More
Rosemary Garcia

Employee Profile: Rosemary Garcia

Friday, March 10, 2017
When one thinks of the faces of the Sacramento Zoo, it is easy to think of the African Lions, Julia the Thick-billed Parrot, the towering Masai Giraffes. But when one thinks of a person who represents... Read More
Lynne's Two-toed Sloth

Animal Profile: Linne’s Two-toed Sloth

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Linne’s Two-toed Sloths are found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. This nocturnal, arboreal species is named for the two digits with long curved nails on their front feet. T... Read More

A New Welcome at the Zoo

Friday, February 24, 2017
The Zoo has a new welcoming committee! Visitors to the Zoo may see many more smiling faces throughout the Zoo, most notably at the front gate. Beginning in January, dedicated volunteers have begun fil... Read More
Spectacled Bears

Lions, Tigers and… Spectacled Bears?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Lori Tierney, BS, Registered Veterinary Technician The Sacramento Zoo is committed to wildlife conservation both in California and around the world. When the opportunity arose to join the Spectacle... Read More
Children in Rain

Winter at the Zoo

Thursday, February 16, 2017
As winter progresses, Zookeepers have been busy checking on shelter and equipment in preparation for chillier and wetter days. The animals at the Zoo live outside year round (with the exception of tho... Read More