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Ground Hornbill

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Sacramento Zoo’s community is living proof that a single person can make a big difference in the world. You give hope to endangered species, provide world-class animal care, inspire young minds ... Read More
Sparrow Art Gallery

Artwork and Animals

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Take Part in a Lasting Legacy Supporting the Sacramento Zoo Shirley George was an art enthusiast who loved collecting pieces from local artists. She will always be remembered for her love of life, gen... Read More

Passing of Red-tailed Boa

Monday, November 20, 2017
We are saddened to announce that Fideo, our red-tailed boa, was humanely euthanized on Friday, November 17. At the age of 21 Fideo was the largest snake residing at the zoo and was an animal ambassado... Read More
North American River Otter

Taking pride in our zoo: accreditation

Friday, November 17, 2017
As the fog cleared and a brisk morning settled in last week, the Sacramento Zoo welcomed accreditation inspectors from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Accreditation Commission. The Accredi... Read More

Employee Profile: Ellis Cochran

Wednesday, November 15, 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 the zoo. He or she leads wi... Read More
CHP Volunteers

CHP Cadet Volunteer Day at the Zoo

Monday, November 13, 2017
Early one Saturday morning in late October a flock of California Highway Patrol (CHP) cadets swarmed the zoo. The Sacramento Zoo and William Land Park were selected as the class community involvement ... Read More
Red-tailed Hawk

Animal Profile: Steve the Red-tailed Hawk

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Steve, a rescue red-tailed hawk, came to the Sacramento Zoo in April 1993. A wildlife rehabilitation center found him as a fledgling in the base of a tree and was diagnosed with permanent eye damage,... Read More
Animal Encounter

November is Member Appreciation Month!

Monday, October 30, 2017
Paws down, we have the most supportive members! To show how grateful we are, we have turned November into Member Appreciation Month. For the month of November, we have great benefits available exclusi... Read More
Veterinary Exam

Veterinary Profile: Dr. Louden Wright

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Brushing a tiger’s teeth, cleaning a giraffe’s ear and trimming tortoise toes are all in a hard day’s work for zoo veterinarians and those training to become zoo veterinarians. The Sacramento Zo... Read More