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  • 2: Membership Appreciation Day-Ocean Adventure: 11am - 1:30pm | FOSAZ Members enjoy a day filled with ocean themed games, crafts and music in the Amphitheatre Area. Touch tide pools with starfish, sea creatures and sharks from the Aquarium of the Pacific on Wheels from 11:30-1:30. Rain or shine. Event is FREE and exclusive for Members only.

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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.
Wild Jungle Adventure
by Ron Glazier, Retired Director of the Zoo

In my youth, I had many wild jungle adventures. Of course, they weren't really in the jungle but rather on the jungle gym in the local playground. No doubt my imagination was embellished by the Tarzan movies and comic books prevalent during that time.

Jungles are often associated with thick impenetrable lush forests covering the remnants of lost civilizations or hiding primitive tribes from the outside world. They have also become metaphors for tough situations facing many businesses...

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Todd's Tidbits

October 31, 2017

When are the best time and day to see the animals? The best time would be at zoo opening or just before zoo closing. This is caused by of the animals being active with anticipation of being fed or eating their food. Also, keep in mind some of the animals do not like the heat. They do not care to be out in the heat just as we do. So, the animals that are effected will stay in the shade during the peak hours that are hot. The best day to come to the zoo would be on the weekday. The zoo is typically not as busy on weekdays compared to weekends. That being said, If I were coming to the zoo to see the ocelot or any other animal. I would come during any weekday when the zoo opens. Find a good place to sit near the cage to watch the animal.

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Santa Ana Zoo's Master Plan is Empowering the Community to Help Save Wildlife and Wild Spaces

The Santa Ana Zoo is pleased to announce the next phase of its "master plan," which is supported and funded by the City of Santa Ana, as well as volunteers, donors and Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), is well underway.

Under the guidance of its new Zoo Director Ethan Fisher, the family-friendly zoo is continuing to enhance and expand its 20-acre, stroller and wheelchair accessible urban forest. Among the new family-fun features for guests to enjoy are the Fifty-Monkey Ferris Wheel and the Dung Beetle Maze...

Check out these photos of SAZOO Around the World.

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Zookeeper Nicole Leslie re-enacts the popular scene from the new movie "Jurassic World,"
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