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Abby & Ringo, Six-banded Armadillos

Abby & Ringo, Six-banded Armadillos

Abby and Ringo are two very energetic Six-banded Armadillos. One of their favorite activities is running around the Reptile House Lawn with groups of children sprinting behind them. While on excursions around the lawn they have a talent for finding all of the mud puddles and showing off how fast they can dig while looking for worms. When taking a break from running around they often cuddle together with Abby sleeping on her back and Ringo using Abby’s stomach as a pillow... Read More

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!

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!

Prepare to get HalloWILD at Micke Grove Zoo!

Prepare to get HalloWILD at Micke Grove Zoo!

San Joaquin County, CA – From 10AM-3PM on Saturday, October 25 Micke Grove Zoo will be taken over by miniature ghosts, goblins, and Disney’s Frozen characters for its annual Halloween event, “HalloWILD.” Hosted by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, HalloWILD is a safe, family-friendly event including Halloween and animal themed games, crafts, trick-or-treat stations, and live animal presentations.