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Sacramento Zoo: Twilight Thursdays

Sacramento Zoo: Twilight Thursdays

By Meghan Sullivan

Looking for something fun to do on a Thursday night this summer that isn’t just another happy hour?

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Burrowing Owls Visit the Vet

Burrowing Owls Visit the Vet

On Friday, June 6th seven of the nine Burrowing Owl chicks that hatched in early May visited the Zoo’s veterinary hospital for the first time. During their visit with the veterinarian each owl was given a quick physical exam to make sure it was in good health and received its first West Nile Virus vaccine. 






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Bradshaw Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic Open House

Bradshaw Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic Open House
Bradshaw Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic Open House
06-28-2014 - 06-28-2014
Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 368-7387
 
Start Time(s): Sat 1pm-4pm
Celebrate the arrival of Sacramento Animal Spay Neuter at the Spay Neuter Clinic on the grounds of the Bradshaw Animal Shelter Food, fun, and pet related prizes will be had! 
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Dart Frogs Hatched!

Dart Frogs Hatched!

We have a new exhibit in the Reptile House featuring 15 juvenile Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frogs. These frogs were hatched between January and May and cared for behind the scenes. The eggs were laid on exhibit by our adults, carefully collected and placed within a warm, humid incubator where they hatched into tadpoles after a few weeks. Once the tadpoles were swimming freely, we placed them into a small, filtered aquarium, where they ate a steady diet of algae and grew. Once the tadpoles had developed all four legs, they were moved from an aquatic tank to a terrestrial tank in which they could grow even larger feeding on springtails, which are tiny invertebrates. The young frogs are now half the size of their parents and eating fruit flies and small crickets... Read More

Zoo is Saddened by the Loss of Eastern Bongo

Zoo is Saddened by the Loss of Eastern Bongo

The Sacramento Zoo is saddened by the death of the Eastern Bongo, “Victoria,” at 18 years-old. 
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Biodiversity is Us

Biodiversity is Us

We are all part of the exciting web of life called ‘biodiversity’, which includes the people, animals, plants, genes and ecosystems.

As a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the Sacramento Zoo is pleased to join in support of the Biodiversity is US campaign. The project supports the UN Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020), an initiative that is helping build a path to a future where we all live in harmony with nature.


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Shelter Manager Jumps Out of Plane for Front Street Animals

Shelter Manager Jumps Out of Plane for Front Street Animals

Gina Knepp is the Front Street Animal Shelter manager.  She wants to show the world that every buck can go a mile by jumping out of a plane this Saturday, April 26. It's not easy to save lives but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.

Click HERE to learn more and join in helping save animals lives.