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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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Congrats Brevard Zoo & Mulac!

Congrats Brevard Zoo & Mulac!

The Sacramento Zoo would like to give a hearty congratulations to the Brevard Zoo and Jaguar parents Masaya, and Mulac.  Masaya gave birth to a pair of cubs on January 27th. While the sexes of the two cubs are not known at this time, veterinarians suspect that both may be female.

If the name Mulac rings a bell, it is with good reason. Prior to the Brevard Zoo, Mulac lived at the Sacramento Zoo. At the recommendation of the Jaguar species survival plan® (SSP) he moved to the Brevard Zoo in 2013 to be paired with Masaya... Read More

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!

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