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The goats are baaaaaack!

Goat powered vegetation management returned to the City today at the Barge Canal. With a record wet spring, the herd will have plenty to eat.

 

The #westsacgoats are scheduled to spend the next two months at various locations around town assisting the Parks department in the vegetation management/fire fuel suppression program. The goats are being provided by Blue Tent Farms out of Red bluff.

Make sure to pay them a visit this week and watch them munch away!... Read More

Why pandas are black and white

The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black-and-white stripes (to repel biting flies), took the coloration question to giant pandas in a study published this week in the journal Behavioral Ecology.

The study, a collaboration between the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Long Beach, determined that the giant panda’s distinct black-and-white markings have two functions: camouflage and communication.

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Learn more about the Sacramento Zoo's Certified Green Gardener

Learn more about the Sacramento Zoo's Certified Green Gardener

When you visit the Sacramento Zoo, you may come to see the animals but you also can't miss the wonderful plant collection that surrounds the exhibits and lines the pathways. 
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Truffle the Ice Cream Ambassador at the Sacramento Zoo

Meet Truffle the Turtle! She is the newest staff member at the Sacramento Zoo and she’s an official Ice Cream Ambassador. Truffle spends her time job-shadowing staff, finding out what your favorite ice cream flavor is and talking about the Ice Cream Safari fundraiser on August 20th.

After her Ice Cream Ambassador job is done at the Zoo, she’ll find a new home with a very lucky GiRaffle winner at Ice Cream Safari! Until then, follow along as she explores the Zoo!

Truffle's question for you: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Ice Cream Safari - August 20th, 4 to 8 pm
All-you-can-eat Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
Buy early & save! Early bird tickets on sale now: www.saczoo.org/icecreamsafari
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Truffle the Ice Cream Ambassador at the Sacramento Zoo

Meet Truffle the Turtle! She is the newest staff member at the Sacramento Zoo and she’s an official Ice Cream Ambassador. Truffle spends her time job-shadowing staff, finding out what your favorite ice cream flavor is and talking about the Ice Cream Safari fundraiser on August 20th.

After her Ice Cream Ambassador job is done at the Zoo, she’ll find a new home with a very lucky GiRaffle winner at Ice Cream Safari! Until then, follow along as she explores the Zoo!

Truffle's question for you: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Ice Cream Safari - August 20th, 4 to 8 pm
All-you-can-eat Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
Buy early & save! Early bird tickets on sale now: www.saczoo.org/icecreamsafari
... Read More

Rocket the giraffe at 11 weeks old

Rocket the giraffe at 11 weeks old

At just over 11 weeks old, Rocket the Masai Giraffe is growing fast! At birth he was 163 lbs and 6' 1" tall and now he is 362 lbs and 7' 3" tall. ... Read More

Rocket the giraffe at 11 weeks old

Rocket the giraffe at 11 weeks old

At just over 11 weeks old, Rocket the Masai Giraffe is growing fast! At birth he was 163 lbs and 6' 1" tall and now he is 362 lbs and 7' 3" tall. ... Read More