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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

Mabula Ground Hornbill Project

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Ground hornbills are large, primarily terrestrial birds that can be found in the grasslands, sparse woodlands, savannas, and forest edges in Africa. There are two species of ground hornbills: Abyssini... Read More
cheetah eyes

Eye on Adaptations

Thursday, June 9, 2022
The animals at the Sacramento Zoo all have specialized adaptations that help them to thrive. People often mention giraffes’ long tongues or snow leopards’ long, thick tail and large, padded feet. ... Read More
galapagos tortoise at the sac zoo

Fun Facts About Galápagos Tortoises

Thursday, June 2, 2022
We are excited to welcome two Galápagos tortoises to the Sac Zoo family! To celebrate, here are some fun facts and information about these giant reptiles. How big do Galápagos tortoises get? While o... Read More