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Sacramento Zoo


Sacramento Zoo Matriarch Chimpanzee Josie, 48, Put Down

Thursday was a sad day for the Sacramento Zoo. The matriarch of the zoo’s chimpanzee troop, Josie, was put down because of ongoing health issues.


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Best Alternatives To Trick-Or-Treating In Your Neighborhood

Treat your children to a safe Halloween this year without giving up the candy element by visiting these various Sacramento options.


The Sacramento Zoo's latest addition is Shani, a 2-year-old Masai giraffe. Credit: Sacramento Zoo

Young Female Joins Sacramento Zoo Giraffe Herd

The Sacramento Zoo wildlife has grown with the addition of a 2-year-old female Masai giraffe.


red panda

Zoo And Shelter Animals Better At Bearing High Temperatures

The heat isn’t just hard on the humans, but all kinds of animals are exposed to the triple digit temperatures, many without the luxury of going indoors.


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Best 5 Things To Do Before School Starts in Sacramento

Though it’s hard to admit, sometimes it’s just necessary to pencil in family fun time. When the school doors open, fun family time tends to get squeezed between classes and school events. Take the opportunity before school starts for your family to play at one of these exciting Sacramento spots.


McKinley Park (credit: cityofsacramento.org)

Best Spots For A Picnic In Sacramento

Sacramento’s perfect picnic places across the city will turn any lunchtime liaison into a picnickers paradise with activities for every outdoor enthusiast. From sports fields to rose gardens and playgrounds to bark parks, there is a little bit of everything in the five best places to bring a basket in Sacramento.


Ginger, a female Sumtran orangutan, was put down at age 56 on Tuesday at the Sacramento Zoo. (credit: Sacramento Zoo)

Oldest Orangutan In U.S. Put Down At Sacramento Zoo

The oldest Sumatran orangutan in the United States was put to sleep Tuesday morning at the Sacramento Zoo, according to a zoo press release.


Photo Credit: Juliet Farmer

Best Places to Spot Wildlife

While the occasional wayward sea lion has made an appearance in the Sacramento River, and some backyards in the area have been graced with a hawk sighting, traveling skunk or raccoon, in general, if you want to see wildlife, you need to know where to go.


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A Trifecta of Fun at Land Park: Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town and Funderland

How do you protect your sanity when the kids all want to do something different? Well, you can make
everyone under the age of 12 happy, by heading to Land Park.



Sacramento Zoo Considers Moving Into Natomas Arena Space

While the Kings are considering moving out of the Natomas Area, there’s another local mainstay who is thinking of moving in.


The Sacramento Zoo offers great attractions and activities. (Credit: www.saczoo.com)

Sacramento Family Fun Events Calendar

Looking for something to do with kids in the Capital City? Here are some online resources to help you keep your calendar filled with fun, educational activities that won’t cost a bundle.

CBS Sacramento–11/15/2010

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Best Zoos & Aquariums In Sacramento

As any parent traveling with children knows, there’s nothing like a zoo or aquarium to simultaneously captivate the attention of little ones and adults.

CBS Sacramento–11/15/2010