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  • 14 - 15: Zoo Birthday Party: 11am - 2pm each day | All Zoo party with music, games, animal education activities and fun. Sing Happy Birthday and enjoy cake, first come/first served. | General Public - free with price of admission; FOSAZ Members - FREE; Santa Ana Residents FREE on Sunday, Mar. 15.

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Adorable Baby Lemur Born at the Santa Ana Zoo is OC's Cutest New Foodie

The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is happy to report its baby Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur, born on May 18, 2017, is healthy, energetic and enjoying copying the vocals and antics of parents Mary Lou and Tamazula.

The Zoo Keepers describe the baby lemur, whose sex has yet to be determined, as rambunctious and extremely interested in taste testing new foods. Among the little pup's favorites firsts are grapes and bananas. Guests and Zoo members can easily spot our baby lemur in the Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur habitat, which is located in the Zoo's primate walkway.

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Bean Sprouts is a hip & healthy cafe that offers a variety of choices for the entire family including those who have picky eaters, allergies and other dietary challenges. Bean Sprouts' award-winning Imaginibbles children's menu empowers kids to make their own healthy choices.

Grown-ups are delighted with equally tempting adult choices and a coffee bar! Bean Sprouts adheres to clean ingredient guidelines and features organic and sustainable foods, compostable packaging and eco-friendly design.
Rip Ribble recognized by City of Santa Ana

Rip Ribble, FOSAZ Board Member and Past President, was recognized by the City of Santa Ana for his dedicated efforts in working with the community and helping the Santa Ana Zoo.

Rip served over 19 years with the City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Agency, retiring as the Executive Director in 2004, and then volunteering as a Train Engineer and making a variety of items for the Santa Ana Zoo.

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Rainy Day Blog

February 14, 2019

It's cold, wet, and worse yet for the Zoo, muddy! But I like the rain, so I decide I'm going out for a visit the Zoo on this rainy day. If you decide you want to visit the Zoo on a rainy day, though, make sure you call (714) 836-4000 to find out whether or not we are open. We sometimes have to close the Zoo if it is not safe for our guests.

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Free Ferris Wheel Fridays at the Santa Ana Zoo Every Friday until February 28, 2020

Cathi Decker, Executive Director of Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), announced today "Free Ferris Wheel Fridays!" From now until Friday February 28, every Friday, all rides on the Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel are free to everyone visiting the Santa Ana Zoo!

Come and see the Zoo from above on the Ferris Wheel on Friday for Free! This limited time offer is for the next few months only. If you haven't experienced this uniquely designed Wheel spotlighting the Zoo's 50 Monkey Heritage, this is your chance! full story...

Check out these photos of SAZOO Around the World.

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