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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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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.
Discovery Cube Member Exchange

During the month of February 2020, the Santa Ana Zoo is participating in a Member Exchange with the Discovery Cube of Orange County where Zoo Members can visit the Discovery Cube for free and experience THE destination for hands-on, highly immersive exhibits and programs. Members will be able to experience two floors filled with learning opportunities.

Member Exchange Details:
  • Guests must have valid memberships to Santa Ana Zoo (of any membership level)
  • Zoo Members will need to bring their Membership Card and their Photo ID with them.
  • Individual Level - 2 tickets
  • Couple Level – 2 tickets
  • Family Level and Up - 2 adults & 2 kids
  • Offer only redeemable onsite
  • Member must be present
  • Discovery Cube will collect basic information for their system to issue the Comp Tickets
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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...

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