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Sam Bailey

Growing up at the Zoo

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Sam Bailey, a former Zoo camper and then camp counselor, has spent a lot of time at the Sacramento Zoo. His time at the Zoo and everything he learned has helped him to his current stop, UC Davis. We a... Read More

Joey Receives an Ultrasound

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Primate zookeepers at the Sacramento Zoo are jumping with joy because Joey the Chimpanzee is successfully receiving ultrasound examinations. Joey is an elderly male Chimpanzee (estimated to be 54-year... Read More
ZooMobile & Education Staff

Employee Profile: Sam Curtis

Wednesday, May 17, 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
Sumatran Orangutan

Matchmaking Zoo Style: Part Two

Monday, May 15, 2017
This is the second of a four-part blog series following Indah as she moves from the Houston Zoo to the Sacramento Zoo. Read part one. Just as preparing to move your family to a new state requires a lo... Read More
Derek with Giraffe Research Truck

Giraffes: Vulnerable to Extinction

Thursday, May 11, 2017
By Monica L. Bond, Principal Scientist, Wild Nature Institute We all hear of poaching elephants for ivory and rhinoceros for horn, but did you know that giraffes have also experienced a massive declin... Read More
North American River Otter

A Duo of Otters

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Jackson, a 3 year-old male North American River Otter has recently joined the Sacramento Zoo family and can now be seen on exhibit. He moved here from the Jackson Zoo and is in the early stages of bei... Read More
Big Day of Giving Tattoos

Big Day of Giving – THANK YOU!

Friday, May 5, 2017
THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who supported the Sacramento Zoo on May 4th by donating, sharing, liking and posting on social media! Thanks to the support of all of our donors, we won an additional ... Read More

Picky Pelicans & More – Big Day of Giving

Thursday, May 4, 2017
The mission of the Sacramento Zoological Society is to inspire appreciation, respect, and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation, and conservation. During this year’... Read More