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Giant Anteater & Giant Armadillo Project Update

Giant Anteater & Giant Armadillo Project Update

The Sacramento Zoo would like to congratulate Arnaud Desbiez, of the Giant Armadillo and Giant Anteater project, on the award of one of eight 2015 Whitley Award from the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature. The Giant Armadillo and Giant Anteater project is one of the Zoo’s 2015 Quarters for Conservation projects.

Arnaud is working with several Brazilian laboratories, universities and the São Paulo Zoo to continue establishing the first long-term ecological study of Giant Armadillos and Giant Anteaters in the Brazilian Pantanal... Read More

Finding Love in All the Right Places

Finding Love in All the Right Places

Did you know that volunteering as a couple at the Zoo can be a great way to revitalize a relationship and reconnect with your partner? This may seem odd to many, but becoming Docent volunteers at the Zoo has helped John and Cyndi Ginn’s relationship grow.
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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!

Prepare to get HalloWILD at Micke Grove Zoo!

Prepare to get HalloWILD at Micke Grove Zoo!

San Joaquin County, CA – From 10AM-3PM on Saturday, October 25 Micke Grove Zoo will be taken over by miniature ghosts, goblins, and Disney’s Frozen characters for its annual Halloween event, “HalloWILD.” Hosted by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, HalloWILD is a safe, family-friendly event including Halloween and animal themed games, crafts, trick-or-treat stations, and live animal presentations.

Front Street Shelter's 4TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, OCT. 26TH

Front Street Shelter's 4TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, OCT. 26TH

Join us on Sunday, October 26th to celebrate all of the many lives we have been able to save!  We are so proud to be part of the Sacramento community and want to invite you to party at the shelter.  We will have carnival games, vendors, costumes, a haunted house and much more!  Plenty of tasty food will be available for purchase!  This is a free event, so there is no charge for admission.  Game tickets will be $1 each - and lots of prizes will be given out!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, or participating as a vendor, please click on the picture above.   See you there!

One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

 One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter again teams up for the Empty Our Shelters Project, October 17-19. For this one weekend, pet adoptions are just $20. A goal of adopting 500 animals to loving homes has been challenged for this intensive effort by Sacramento County, Yolo County, Sacramento SPCA, City of Sacramento and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary.

Last year, our area shelters found 526 animals permanent homes in three days and were nationally recognized by the ASPCA. The County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter stood out with the most adoptions – 179! With unending desire to help animals and a good dose of competitive spirit, the Bradshaw Shelter hopes the community will once again come together to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for shelter animals.

K9 Cancer Walk this Sunday in Elk Grove

K9 Cancer Walk this Sunday in Elk Grove
A Walk Benefiting Canine Cancer Research

Cancer ends the lives of more dogs than any other disease. Over 6 million new dog cancer diagnoses are made each year. By participating in and fundraising for this walk, you can help increase Morris Animal Foundation's capacity to invest in science that will help prevent and treat cancer and other diseases in dogs.

For more information, go to event website.