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Giant Anteater & Giant Armadillo Project Update

Giant Anteater & Giant Armadillo Project Update

The Sacramento Zoo would like to congratulate Arnaud Desbiez, of the Giant Armadillo and Giant Anteater project, on the award of one of eight 2015 Whitley Award from the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature. The Giant Armadillo and Giant Anteater project is one of the Zoo’s 2015 Quarters for Conservation projects.

Arnaud is working with several Brazilian laboratories, universities and the São Paulo Zoo to continue establishing the first long-term ecological study of Giant Armadillos and Giant Anteaters in the Brazilian Pantanal... Read More

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!

Celebrity ZooMobile Visit to Valley Oaks Elementary

Celebrity ZooMobile Visit to Valley Oaks Elementary

Students Meeting a Six-banded Armadillo"It's extremely important for educators and community members to seize opportunities to teach young people about their environment and making good choices, all the while showing the connection between how those choices affect the living things that reside on our planet.  The ZooMobile experience spoke directly to the positive roles living organisms play in their environment, and how their absence could have negative effects on mankind. ... Read More

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10


Julia & the BIG Day of Giving!

Julia & the BIG Day of Giving!

As you walk through the Zoo and look at the animals, you may chuckle at the quirky Wolf’s Guenons or be in awe of the actual size of a giraffe. But did you know that of the 136 species currently at housed at the Sacramento Zoo, over half are endangered or threatened with endangerment? Part of the Sacramento Zoological Society’s mission is to inspire a connection with wildlife so that future generations will continue to be stewards of the earth and make efforts to protect these animals in their natural habitats.
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Finding Love in All the Right Places

Finding Love in All the Right Places

Did you know that volunteering as a couple at the Zoo can be a great way to revitalize a relationship and reconnect with your partner? This may seem odd to many, but becoming Docent volunteers at the Zoo has helped John and Cyndi Ginn’s relationship grow.
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Heritage Oak Trees

Heritage Oak Trees

The Sacramento Zoo is home to some of the city’s oldest residents, three approximately 300-year-old Valley Oak trees, also known as Heritage Oak trees, which are environmentally protected in Sacramento. The Valley Oak is the largest oak tree in California and the drought-resistant tree can grow to over 100 feet tall and live for almost 500 years. In order to protect the trees, the Sacramento Zoo has placed a fence around them. The fence impacts the space available on the Reptile House Lawn and some of the activities and events that have previously been held under the drip line of the trees.
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