1: "Dreamnight": 5:30 - 7:30pm | Special invitation ONLY event for children living with life threatening conditions from Make-A-Wish Foundation.
9: Sunset at the Zoo, featuring "Brew at the Zoo": 5:30 - 7:30pm | Bring a picnic and join us for an evening of live music, beer tasting, craft tables, train/carrousel rides and animals | FOSAZ Member Discount. more info...
20: Plum Organics Tour: Plum Organics will be at the Zoo passing out samples to Zoo Guests. | Free with Zoo admission.
23: Sunset at the Zoo, featuring "Brew at the Zoo": 5:30 - 7:30pm | Bring a picnic and join us for an evening of live music, beer tasting, craft tables, train/carrousel rides and animals | FOSAZ Member Discount. more info...
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...
The Old Zoofari Express by Ron Glazier, Retired Director of the Zoo
Pardon my take off of Paul Theroux’s title of one of his wonderful railroad excursion books, The Old Patagonian Express. However, there is a connection that I will
relate later, but first a bit of history.
Back in the 90’s the corner of the Zoo grounds where the Crean Family Farm now stands was actually outside the Zoo’s perimeter fence. As designated in the Zoo’s original master plan, that corner of Prentice Park was reserved for future animal exhibits. About that time an idea developed to add a miniature railroad to the Zoo...
read more in the latest newsletter...
Uncle Scale's Journals
June 13, 2013
Next to the FOSAZ office is a lovely little garden area that was started by our Office Manager Vanessa. Between the two of us and a little help from Steve, our maintenance guy, our garden has really thrived.
Today as I was out watering the garden, I was visited by a sweet little hummingbird. He seemed very interested in the water that was shooting out of the hose onto a small tree on the other side of a chain link fence, so I held the stream as steady as I could to see what he would do.
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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