15-16: University of California Master Gardeners: 12pm - 4pm | Fun activities and helpful information for the gardening enthusiast. | General Public-FREE with price of admission | FOSAZ Members-FREE
18: FOSAZ Board of Directors Annual Meeting: 6 - 8pm | Crean Family Farm Barn Classroom at the Zoo
20: Project WILD Facilitators Workshop: 10am - 6pm | Classroom teachers and informal educators are invited to attend a special workshop about integrating WILD activities into their existing curriculum | This workshop is FREE, but registration is required; send an e-mail to email@example.com
SUMMER STORK VISITS SANTA ANA ZOO Zoo Celebrates Birth of Four Monkeys, One a First
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park celebrated multiple visits from the stork this past July, each with fuzzy baby monkeys.
The first was the July 20 birth of a Black-and-White Colobus Monkey. The baby is often seen exploring at the encouragement of its older brother (born last September), but always under the watchful eye of its mother. While the young Colobus was born all white, it is already showing signs of its adult black and white coloring, a transformation that will be complete by the time it is four months old...
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.
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Nature's Music, by Ron Glazier, Retired Director of the Zoo
MUSIC. We all love it and it is universal in all cultures. The Zoo’s Sunset at the Zoo music series is proving to be very popular with our members. Music also adds to the fun of Zoofari as the guests dance the night away, and it delights children riding the Conservation Carousel.
The origin of music remains a mystery and is often debated by scholars. Even though all cultures have music, types of music are as varied as the cultures themselves.
read more in the latest newsletter...
Uncle Scale's Journals
June 17, 2014
You may already know this, but when you have a large group of crows, they are referred to as "a murder of crows". I always thought that was kind of odd, if also cool, when I was young... I now can understand the reasoning behind this after my years here at the Santa Ana Zoo, and my experience from the other night can attest to why!
Many times I will end up being one of the last people to leave the Zoo, especially if I am running a training session for one of our rides. On Friday I was leading a carrousel ride training for a few of our newer employees, and it wound up going pretty late. After the staff had all left for home and I had been sitting in my office for a while making sure I had all the signatures and whatnot that go along with the training I was visited by the urge of the call of nature.
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...