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The Duck with a Broken Whistle

The Duck with a Broken Whistle

By Sacramento Zoo Veterinarian Anne Burgdorf

One of my favorite species at the Sacramento Zoo are the Whistling Ducks. These ducks have a delightful whistle and when you whistle “Wee-hee” to them they whistle back. The Zoo’s Interpretive Center began working with four young ducklings born last year at the Zoo. Everything was just ducky until the end of the summer when zookeepers reported that one of the ducklings had a “broken whistle”.  When this little duckling named Artemis was examined, he did indeed have a “broken whistle”. His voice was very quiet and raspy... Read More

Video of the Week: Black & White Ruffed Lemur, Holiday Feast

Video of the Week: Black & White Ruffed Lemur, Holiday Feast

The Black & White Ruffed Lemurs enjoyed a special holiday feast with a paper-mache turkey and a festive table set with goodies.

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Military Family Day

Military Family Day
Military Family Day
11-11-2013 - 11-11-2013
Sacramento Zoo
 
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Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Sacramento animal shelters join national initiative to find homes for thousands of animals

Local community challenged to #EmptySacShelters over the course of one weekend

Sacramento, CA (October 14, 2013)—Later this week, shelters from around the country will collaboratively attempt to place thousands of homeless animals into new homes over the course of just one weekend for the ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon initiative.

Four local animal shelters have joined the initiative and are calling on the Sacramento community to #EmptySacShelters from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.

The local effort, aptly named the Empty Our Shelters Project, will provide individuals and families the opportunity to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for animals found in shelters. That weekend, participating local animal shelters will allow Sacramentans to adopt any animal from any shelter for just $20!

Participating shelters include:

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sophie!

SPCA Pet of the Week- Sophie!

Little Sophie is looking for love! At only four-years-old this little Chihuahua has quickly won over the hearts of volunteers and staff at the Sacramento SPCA.

SPCA Pet of the Week- Cheeto

SPCA Pet of the Week- Cheeto

"His happiness is contagious" says a volunteer when describing this cute, little Chihuahua named Cheeto. At only eleven-pounds, this little guy is spunky and spry, perfect for a family on the go! He loves to play (especially fetch) and run around the yard, but also spend as much time as possible with you. Due to his small size, he prefers adults or older children and also the company of small, friendly dogs. He is about six-years-old and is ready for a new home!