11: All Zoo Volunteer Recognition Lunch: 12 - 2pm | Zoo Volunteers ONLY | Zoo Rental Area.
25-26: University of California Master Gardeners: 12 - 4pm | Fun activities and helpful information for the gardening enthusiast. | General Public - FREE with price of admission. | FOSAZ Members - FREE.
STORK VISITS SANTA ANA ZOO!
The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is pleased to announce the birth of a golden-headed lion tamarin on April 2, 2013. Closely related to the golden lion tamarin, golden-headed lion tamarins have a black body with a golden-orange face and hands.
Weighing less than 1 pound as adults, the babies tip the scale at about 1/8th of a pound! These rare monkeys are only found on the Atlantic coast of Brazil and are on special loan from the Brazilian government.
more new arrivals...
Ocelot Habitat Planned
Ocelots are beautiful “exotic” wild cats from South America, often described as “miniature cheetahs.” There are currently only 26 Brazilian Ocelots in the United States, and we are bringing two to the Santa Ana Zoo.
Since 2002, the Santa Ana Zoo has been working with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Brazilian Ocelot Consortium and the government of Brazil to play a role in the ocelot's survival. The ocelot currently is classified as an endangered species, and the Santa Ana Zoo has been one of ten U.S. zoos involved with the consortium.
find out more...
Going for the Gold in 2012 by Ethan Fisher, Zoo Registrar
As a new year begins, we reflect on a busy year at the Zoo gone by and look toward the future. 2012 was a year with a number of notable acquisitions and transfers, but we really went for the gold with the births of three different golden colored animals.
Last winter started off with the birth of not one but two silvery langurs (Trachypithecus cristatus). Members will remember these brilliant golden colored babies that slowly turned a silvery shade of gray over their first few months of life...
read more in the latest newsletter...
Uncle Scale's Journals
May 15, 2013
After an early morning meeting, and then going through around one hundred fifty emails to find only fifteen that are not spam, I decided a needed a little break and went for a walk through the Zoo about thirty minutes after opening time. I had not gone into our aviary in quite some time, so I thought this would be a good chance to stroll through and say hi to the birds.
The aviary has always been one of my favorite spots. The lush green of the plants and trees, the small waterfall that greets you as you first walk in the entrance and the interconnected ponds filled with turtles and little Mosquitofish remind me of the creeks and streams I would play in growing up...
keep reading...Baby Monkey Year in Review...
SAZOO Around the World
Did you know that SAZOO likes to travel. And to honor his wishes of becoming a world class traveler, we are offering this special promotion.
When you go on your next trip, take along your SAZOO plush (available at the Treetop Toys Gift Shop or on the Online Gift Shop) and take a picture of him in front of some monument from your trip.
You can even win two free passes to ride the Zoofari Express!
Check out these photos of SAZOO Around the World.press releases... read archived stories...
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