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Red Panda

International Red Panda Day

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
When is the last time you spent some time at the Sacramento Zoo’s red panda exhibit? If it has been a while, or like us you just enjoy watching the adorable animals chow down on bamboo, this Saturda... Read More
Children and tortoise

Deaf Awareness Day

Friday, September 22, 2017
While language is not a barrier when it comes to listening to the roar of a lion, seeing a lion is a much different experience for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Instead of the roar, they focu... Read More
American Flamingo

Flamingo Chick Care Update: Passing of Bellini

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Sacramento Zoo’s animal care team, veterinarians, and all other support staff are somber today as we announce the death of Bellini, one of the six American flamingo chicks to hatch at the zoo th... Read More
Guests at Wild Affair

Grand Opening of a Lake Pathway

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Guests at this year’s Wild Affair gala not only supported the nonprofit zoo by attending the annual fundraiser but were also the first to walk where no other guests have. They were the first to expl... Read More
Reticulated Giraffe

Happy Birthday Goody!

Friday, September 15, 2017
Goody the reticulated giraffe is celebrating her 19th birthday today (one of her primary caretakers, zookeeper Melissa, is also celebrating a birthday today!). For her special day, she will receive ex... Read More
Dani, Employee of the Month

Employee Profile: Dani White

Tuesday, September 12, 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
Herb Garden

What Farm-to-Fork Means at the Sacramento Zoo

Friday, September 8, 2017
Sacramento is proud to be America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, feeding the world from over 1.5 million acres of farmland throughout the region. Since 2012, when the official farm-to-fork movement began, ... Read More
Eastern Bongo Calf

Birth of Endangered Eastern Bongo

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
We are proud to introduce the newest member of the eastern bongo herd born just before midnight on September 4. The calf was born to parents Sukari (born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2014) and Penny (born... Read More
Wolf's Guenon Infant

Wolf’s Guenon Infant Born

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Late in the evening on September 4 the Sacramento Zoo’s Wolf’s guenon family welcomed a new addition. Zookeepers had been monitoring the mother closely prior to the expected birth. Staff will cont... Read More