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Author - April Mae Saenz Johnson

On a daily basis, I see animals from all over the world in one special place: the Sacramento Zoo. I am happy to share inside info, fun facts and photographs of the zoo's animals, staff and events.

In my personal life, I enjoy the sleepy, gross and amazing moments of motherhood, time with my husband and our labradoodle, with a bit of traveling, yoga and volunteering on the Leadership Team for Social Media Club Sacramento.

I am embarking on a new adventure as co-founder of Aging UP, a nonprofit empowering youth with experience in foster care to successfully transition into adulthood.

Zoo Keepers Have Fun for Conservation

Zoo Keepers Have Fun for Conservation

Among the Sacramento Zoo staff and volunteers there are people who take on an additional role to raise funds for conservation efforts as well as aid in the professional development of zoo keepers...

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The Zoo Parties with Twilight Thursdays

There is something magical about Sacramento summer nights. The day can be scorching yet often the Delta breeze blows creating a renewed sense of energy and excitement for the evening hours. This...


ZooZoom 5k/10k Photo Recap

On April 13, the Sacramento Zoo in partnership with Fleet Feet Sacramento held its 34th Annual ZooZoom event. More than 2,400 people participated in either a 5K, 10K or in various “Run for Good” kids...


Birthday Celebration at the Zoo!

CJ, the Sumatran tiger cub, turned a year old on March 3. He weighed three pounds at birth and now weighs 130 pounds, though he appears to be growing every day. On March 1, the Sacramento Zoo and...


Small Conservation Efforts Create Big Change

When it comes to supporting conservation efforts, every Sacramento Zoo visitor counts. In 2013, The Sacramento Zoo announced that for the first time in its 87-year history, it provided more than...

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