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  • 10: FOSAZ Board of Directors Annual Meeting: 6 - 8pm | Crean Family Farm Barn Classroom at the Zoo.

  • Mondays Sept. 14 - Dec. 14: Member Mondays!: 11am - 2pm | All members receive ride discounts from 11am - 2pm every Monday from Sept. 14 - Dec. 14.

  • 14-15: 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.

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Our black and white colobus monkey, Kianga, had her third baby on June 21st, 2015.

Look for the cute baby (sex unknown as of yet) with the white curly hair. Come for a visit before its coat changes to its regular adult coloration....

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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.

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Meet the Ocelots

The newest addition to our Zoo, the Ocelot Exhibit and Education Center, has opened, and our breeding pair of ocelots would like to meet you! Just behind the Colors of the Amazon Aviary and across from the camels, the new exhibit promises to be a highlight of your trip to the Zoo.

The ocelots are still shy and getting used to their new home, but you can usually spot one of our new furry friends lounging about. With the opening of the Ocelot Exhibit, the Colors of the Amazon Aviary has also re-opened...

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Uncle Scale's Journal

Journal Date: November 6, 2015

Hello again my friends, It has been quite a while since I last wrote one of my journal entries but there are so many exciting things happening I just had to get back on to give you some updates!

As a guest at the Zoo you have probably spent a lot of time enjoying one of our premier habitats, Amazon's Edge with its beautiful waterfall. This habitat is home to a variety of animals, including our howler monkeys, crested screamers and black necked swans. Many special events have been held at Amazon's Edge from Weddings and photo shoots to one of our most memorable auction items from Zoofari many years ago, the "Date to Mate" overnight experience...

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Todd's Tid Bits...
It's Boo Time at the Santa Ana Zoo!
OC's Premier Halloween Event for Kids

Mark your calendars, grab your costumes, and join us for our annual "merry not scary" Boo at the Zoo! The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo and B.P.O. Elks Santa Ana Lodge #794 present the 25th Annual Boo at the Zoo located at the Santa Ana Zoo, "Home of the 50 Monkeys." The event will take place from 5:30 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18; Saturday, October 24; Sunday, October 25; and Friday, October 30, rain or shine.

Boo at the Zoo is one of Orange County's longest-running Halloween events, providing a fun, safe, and family-friendly event for trick-or-treaters and children of all ages who love to wear costumes and embrace the Halloween spirit!

Check out these photos of SAZOO Around the World.

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