Sacramento Zoo

The Sacramento Zoo is a nonprofit, educational organization proudly accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums. We strive to inspire appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation.

  • The Sacramento Zoological Society was formed in 1956 to encourage educational opportunities and fundraise for zoo expansion.
  • Approximately 50,000 school children visit the Sacramento Zoo annually.
  • The Sacramento Zoo exhibits nearly 500 animals, featuring over 120 species of carnivores, birds, reptiles, ungulates and primates.
  • Approximately 1,745 volunteers donate more than 42,000 hours of expertise and hard work annually.
  • The total yearly animal food budget is over $150,000—almost $50,000 is spent on fruits and vegetables which are delivered twice a week.
  • Herkimer, the desert tortoise is the oldest resident at the Sacramento Zoo – he was born the same year that the zoo opened.


3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA



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