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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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Lion Cub Update - Sixteen Weeks Old

Lion Cub Update - Sixteen Weeks Old

The African Lion family of five have been together for a month now and the interactions between the cubs and parents are amazing to watch. Lions are different from other cat species, living in prides instead of being solitary in their behavior. The 16-week-old trio of cubs are learning from their parents, testing boundaries and sometimes being scolded by mom and dad. They are learning how to be one of the pride, what their roles are and the hierarchy between the cubs themselves... Read More

Zuri's 2nd Birthday

Zuri's 2nd Birthday

Zuri the Wolf's Guenon celebrated her birthday last week in style! This little spit-fire is 2 years old and a joy to watch. Her zookeepers went the extra mile by decorating her exhibit and wrapping presents with treats inside. Of course, the whole family got in on the fun!... Read More

Lion cubs - ten weeks old

Lion cubs - ten weeks old

The three African Lion cubs are settling into their exhibit since their public debut two weeks ago... Read More

Catch a Glimpse of Lion Cubs!

Catch a Glimpse of Lion Cubs!

Starting December 26 you may catch a glimpse of the Sacramento Zoo’s African Lion cub trio! The mother and cubs will have periodic access to the exhibit, giving them time for short romps around the exhibit and lengthy catnaps as well as time away from the public. Zookeepers will be continuing off-exhibit introductions of the sire to the dam and her cubs creating one family unit over the next few weeks. The cubs and their mother will not be on exhibit regularly at first, so be sure to check saczoo.org daily for updates so you can catch a glimpse of the cubs. ... Read More

Lion Cub Update & Photos - Five Weeks Old

Lion Cub Update & Photos - Five Weeks Old

At five weeks old, the trio of African Lion cubs are very active!... Read More