The Sacramento Zoo sponsored a full day of discover planet earth activities on Saturday, April 6, 2013. From learning how to protect the environment to appreciating the diversity of animals on the planet, all aspects of celebrating planet earth were offered at the zoo. Numerous presenters and exhibitors showed off commercial, government, and research products and projects that enhanced the way we understand and interact with the earth. I was able to photograph many of these displays, along with the people and children that were willing and enthusiastic participants.
Exhibitors display earth oriented products and services.
Touching and learning about tortoise and turtles.
The kids experienced the wide array of flora and fauna in the Yolo basin while coloring favourite animal paw prints.
The Cosumnes River Preserve showed of its rich diversity of wildlife and plants.
Looking at a Bobcat’s Paws.
Crowds gathered at the Zoo’s Amphitheatre for keepers’ displays of the animals.
A rich parrot.
Blue Tongued Skink
3 year old alligator.
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