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Out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with the recommendations from the Governor and the CDC, the Zoo will be closed until further notice.

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

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Santa Ana Zoo Welcomes Baby Anteater

The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park had a little extra to be thankful for this holiday season, a baby giant anteater.

The newest addition to the zoo was born on November 26, 2019 to mother “Heesoo of Troy” and father “Peter”. Mom and baby, whose sex has not yet been determined, have been bonding in their den off exhibit and both are doing well.

As the baby gets bigger, mom and baby will spend more time outside on warm days with good weather. When they choose to go outside, guests will see the baby anteater riding on its mother’s back for a number of months, even after it begins exploring on its own.

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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.
Rides Maintenance Team

Kevin Jackson and Bob Davidson lead a team that does regular maintenance checks on all rides to keep them safe for the riders at the Zoo and assists with other projects around the Zoo to make it a safe, clean environment for our Zoo guests and animals residents (except the pigs, who like it a bit dirty)!

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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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The Santa Ana Zoo, "Home of the 50 Monkeys," announced today that its 68th wild birthday celebration will take place Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 on the Zoo grounds from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. You came as a kid, now come back with yours!

Parking and entertainment are included in the cost of general admission. Zoo members and children under age 3 are free. full story...

Check out these photos of SAZOO Around the World.

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