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Horsing Around

Horsing Around

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Forget gold, horses really built this country! The pioneer economy was dependent on horses for industry, travel, communication, and often for their very lives. Meet ranchers, wagon makers, blacksmiths, and horseshoers galore, and our very own Pony Express rider, Warren Upson. Come see the horses of the modern Pony Express! Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information call (916) 448-0811

Why pandas are black and white

The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black-and-white stripes (to repel biting flies), took the coloration question to giant pandas in a study published this week in the journal Behavioral Ecology.

The study, a collaboration between the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Long Beach, determined that the giant panda’s distinct black-and-white markings have two functions: camouflage and communication.

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Calling Kids & Canines… Midtown Business Association to Present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Calling Kids & Canines… Midtown Business Association to Present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Plans are afoot for the Midtown Business Association (MBA) to present the crowd-favorite Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marshall Park (915 27th Street).  Sponsored by the Sutter District – with restaurants that include BarWest, Blue Cue, Café Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown & Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar – and the Food Literacy Center, the canine-friendly event is highlighted by the much-anticipated “pooch parade” scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. that day. Four-legged friends will strut by while competing in an entertaining costume contest that will include playful prizes for the winning pooches.

REGISTER NOW: Doggy Dash 2015 this Saturday at William Land Park

REGISTER NOW: Doggy Dash 2015 this Saturday at William Land Park

The Doggy Dash is the greatest event in Northern California for pets and their people. You, your dog(s), and thousands of other dedicated animal lovers will start the day with a leisurely 2k walk through William Land Park. Then, it’s back to the starting line to take in the festivities waiting for you in the park — including a talent show and Ruff Mutter!

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10


Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

San Joaquin County, CA – This March, Micke Grove Zoo is offering its first public Spring Zoo Camp experience for children ages 5 through 10. Campers will spring into fun as we use our imaginations and the plants and animals living in Micke Grove Zoo and Park to explore the different places animals call “home.” Whether it is a frosty mountain peak or the humid heat of a rainforest jungle, we’ll be questing after some of the most unique animal habitats in the world.

Campers will venture across the oak woodlands in search of squirrels, galls and forest surprises; dive into the world of inland water bodies springing to life with microscopic creatures; climb the ladder of the rainforest canopies; safari across the sands in search of life in the desert; and explore the mysteries of the deep dark ocean. No other local adventure could ever compare!