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AUGUST
  • 3: The Magic of Frank Thurston: 11:30am | Live at the Santa Ana Zoo. Performing on the grassy stage area in front of Treetop Toys Gift Shop. General Public - free with price of admission; FOSAZ Members - FREE.

  • 29: Zoofari 2015: 5:30pm - Midnight | Black tie gala, dinner/dance raising funds to help the Zoo.
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THIRD BLACK AND WHITE COLOBUS BORN

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

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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OCELOT HABITAT NOW OPEN!

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. Built in 1996, our wonderful Aviary has been one of the outstanding attractions here at the Santa Ana Zoo...

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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.

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Baby Monkey Year in Review...
The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo Receives $500,000 Gift from Local Resident

The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), the non-profit support organization for the Zoo, today announced it has received a gift of more than $500,000 from one of its long-time Zoo members and supporters.

A resident of Orange County and Zoo member since 1997, this wonderful individual continually gave back to the Zoo by "adopting" animals and donating gifts to fund various animal care projects and education programs, and was a familiar face at the Zoo's annual fundraising gala Zoofari.

"We're honored to celebrate the life of a dear friend and wonderful advocate for the Santa Ana Zoo, and want to say thank you for sharing your heart and your success with the Zoo," says Cathi Decker, Executive Director, FOSAZ...

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