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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
Delilah the Thick-Billed Parrot

Squawk! Happy World Parrot Day

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
May 21 is World Parrot Day. Founded in 2004 by the World Parrot Trust, World Parrot Day’s mission is to highlight parrots and the threats they face in the wild. There are more than 350 different spe... Read More
jackson and kai, the river otters at the sacramento zoo

Sacramento Zoo’s River Otter Romp

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Happy World Otter Day! North American river otters are known for their playful antics. Unlike sea otters, river otters are equally at home on land and in the water. They dig burrows near the water’s... Read More
western pond turtles during a vet exam at the Sac Zoo

World Turtle Day: Bushy Lake Restoration Project

Monday, May 23, 2022
When people think of zoo-supported conservation projects, they usually imagine iconic animals from faraway places, such as the Wild Nature Institute’s work in giraffe conservation. In addition to th... Read More
himalayan monal full body

Endangered Species Day: Creating a Bright Future

Friday, May 20, 2022
Every third Friday of May, people around the world celebrate Endangered Species Day. Founded in 2006 by the Endangered Species Coalition and author David Robinson, this day fosters endangered species ... Read More
a map listing the locations of Sacramento Zoo's conservation programs

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Friday, April 22, 2022
Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual call to action to protect the planet. Last year, over 1 billion individuals in more than 190 countries took action on Earth Day.  The theme this year is “in... Read More
headshot of an axolotl at the sac zoo

Axolotl: The Elusive Water Dog

Thursday, April 14, 2022
According to legend, the axolotl is the Aztec god of fire and lightning, Xolotl. This god was often depicted as a dog-like creature. Fearing banishment or death from the other gods, Xolotl transformed... Read More