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Snow Leopard Misha

Snow Leopard Pregnancy Announced

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Sacramento Zoo is excited to announce that Misha, the Sacramento Zoo’s resident four-year-old female snow leopard, is pregnant. This is Misha’s first pregnancy, and the first snow leopard preg... Read More
Winter Camp

Employee Profile: Nicole Wong

Saturday, April 14, 2018
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 the Sacramento Zoo. He or sh... Read More
Common Chuckwalla

New at the Zoo: April

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
There is always something new at the zoo! Here are some things for you to check out during the month of April. Run like a zebra at ZooZoom! There’s still time to register for the 38th annual Zoo... Read More
Flamingo Youngster

Flamingo Youngsters Join the Flock

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The flamingos youngsters that hatched in June and July of 2017 are finally big enough to join the adult flock of flamingos on the lake! The five youngsters stand out from the adults with their gray fe... Read More
Guests at chimpanzee exhibit

Chimpanzee Trellis

Monday, March 26, 2018
If you’ve been to the zoo recently, you’ve probably noticed quite a lot of work happening in the chimpanzee area. Thanks to a generous donation from a family foundation established in Stockton, th... Read More
Western Screech Owl

Animal Profile: Twilight the Western Screech Owl

Monday, March 19, 2018
Twilight, a rescued western screech owl, was found in critical condition after an encounter with a house cat. Thankfully Twilight was brought to and rehabilitated at the Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature C... Read More
Joshua Bott

Employee Profile: Joshua Bott

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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 the Sacramento Zoo. He or sh... Read More

From the Director

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Greetings Zoo Friends, I am honored to join the Sacramento community as the new Director & CEO of your zoo. I have visited over 200 zoos around the world and the Sacramento Zoo is unique for havin... Read More
Mike Owyang

New Digs for the Ducks

Friday, March 9, 2018
By Mike Owyang, Education Specialist Most of us would probably enjoy a new, fully furnished place to call home. Fulvous whistling ducks Poseidon, Hermes and Athena, three of Sacramento Zoo’s animal ... Read More
Guests at Wine & Brew at the Zoo

New at the Zoo: March

Thursday, March 8, 2018
There is always something new at the zoo! Here are some things for you to check out during the month of March. Skip the spring break crowds and come early Spring Break is just around the corner. With ... Read More

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