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Goody, the Reticulated Giraffe, has osteoarthritis which is particularly bad in her front left fetlock (ankle) where she also has a chronic joint abnormality. We have been working hard to ease the effects of these conditions and zookeepers and veterinarians spend a lot of time treating Goody in a variety of ways to help her live more comfortably. Read the full story and see what a day in the life of Goody the giraffe looks like from electro-magnetic therapy to ice packs and acupuncture!
8:00 am. Ice wraps (designed for sport horses) are wrapped around her fetlock. She wears the ice packs for about 30 minutes, until she's ready to go outside with the herd. 9:00 am. If she is particularly sore, lidocaine gel (a topical anesthetic) is applied to her joint.
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As you may imagine, it takes a lot of work to care for the more than 500 animals spanning over 150 species that call the Sacramento Zoo home. The dedicated zookeepers pour their blood, sweat and sometimes tears into making sure the animals are healthy and cared for while accounting for their age, medical issues, dietary needs, habitats, personality traits and quirks.

It's such hard work that sometimes, you just need to have a little fun.

After seeing the ‪#‎ZookeepersAsAnimals‬ photos from the +Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia, Sacramento zookeepers decided to join in the fun. Here are the first four!
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Haha, such a fun idea!
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The BIG Day of Giving is over and we can't thank you all enough for making it amazing! $25,805 was raised for the Zoo and more than $5.6 million to the region's nonprofits! Our Animal Ambassadors helped us with our BIG THANK YOU video! ‪#‎BigDoG2015‬ ‪
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Julia the Thick-billed Parrot is the spokesbird for the BIG Day of Giving 2015. Join her in supporting the Sacramento Zoo on a historic day in philanthropy and donate on May 5th! As an Animal Ambassador, Julia helps teach thousands and thousands of kids and adults about animals and conservation at the Zoo and out in the community each year. https://youtu.be/YrGKI-K38Cg
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The BIG Day of Giving is May 5th! Join our spokesbird Julia the Thick-billed Parrot in support the Sacramento Zoo. Did you know the Zoo helps fund research of Masai Giraffes in Tanzania? Read about the threats facing the nine subspecies of giraffes and help us continue our mission of inspiring appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation! ‪#‎BigDoG2015‬ ‪#‎SacZoo‬
It is difficult to think of African animals without including the tall, majestic giraffe. These gentle giants are not only a symbol of the African savanna, but also one of the icons at the Sacramento Zoo. The Tall Wonders Viewing Deck allows visitors to meet the giraffes eye-to-eye during an ...
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Earth Fest is a Party for the Planet! Join us on Saturday, April 4th for a day full of environmental, wildlife and conservation organizations, activities, crafts, a rummage sale and of course - animals! www.saczoo.org/earthfest Thanks to our sponsor: +ScholarShare California's 529 College Savings Plan
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The Sacramento Zoo is proud to announce that in 2014 it provided over $100,000 to support more than two dozen conservation organizations locally and around the world. In 2015 the Zoo is increasing its commitment to conservation. Every time a guest has fun riding the train, carousel, participating in a giraffe encounter or experiencing the Serengeti Cyclone, a quarter will be added to the conservation fund. Read all the details on the Zoo Blog, linked below.
The Sacramento Zoo is proud to announce that in 2014 it provided over $100000 to support more than two dozen conservation organizations locally and around the world. The funding is generated through programs that include Quarters for Conservation and a portion of Zoo Memberships.
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Here is our second round of #ZookeepersAsAnimals
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+Darwin Woodka - Our zookeepers are posting those personally so keep an eye out for that #jurassiczookeeper tag on Instagram, etc.
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Discover how the Veterinary Department at the Sacramento Zoo provides quality health care to the Zoo's more than 500 animals through routine health exams.
With more than 500 animals representing 140 species at the Sacramento Zoo, veterinarians have their hands full. They use their expertise to examine eyes, cure upset stomachs and make sure the large variety of animals at the Zoo stay in tip-top shape. One of the ways that the Veterinary ...
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The BIG Day of Giving is here! If you're up late, it's time to donate! ‪#‎BigDoG2015‬ ‪#‎SacZoo‬ ‪#‎GLNmeme‬ Donate here:  https://bigdayofgiving.org/#npo/sacramento-zoological-society
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Join us on Saturday, May 2nd for Where the Wild Kids Are! A day filled with art, music and dance with interactive crafts, cultural performances and great family fun. Sponsored by +ScholarShare California's 529 College Savings Planwww.saczoo.org/wildkids
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The Sacramento Zoo is looking for teens between the age of 15-19 looking for a great opportunity this summer!  Apply to become a volunteer Camp Counselor at Zoo Camp. Applications are due April 15th: www.saczoo.org/page.aspx?pid=260
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3930 W Land Park Dr Sacramento, CA 95822
3930 West Land Park DriveUSCaliforniaSacramento95822
(916) 808-5888saczoo.org
ZooToday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 
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Longtime, 15-acre animal park housing native & endangered species, plus a giraffe encounter exhibit.- Google
"It's a great zoo for a small city like Sacramento."
"It's a sad little zoo, with sad little animals in sad little cages."
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Pam Lemay
in the last week
It is no bigger than it was 55 years ago. In fact, it has less animals than it did when I was 5 years old and too many birds and plants. As big as Sacramento has grown, the Zoo should be enlarged and more mammals added to enrich a child's knowledge about wildlife. There use to be alligators, several types of bears, lions, tigers, leopards, chimps, gorillas, seals, otters, giraffes, rhino's, hippos, hyenas, elephants and a few others. Please enlarge and bring them back. I am more impressed with the Folsom Zoo. Sacramento needs a bigger zoo more than it does a bigger sports arena.
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Joshua Stoops
2 months ago
Takeaway: I wouldn't go back. It's a sad little zoo, with sad little animals in sad little cages. We went for a few hours one day. Thought I must of skipped part of it. Couldn't see a lot of stuff because it wasn't there or the cages obstruct the view. Everything that could be seen looked cramped and depressed.
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Doug Miranda
10 months ago
My gosh people its a zoo I can't believe all the bad reviews here. I guess that's the world we live in now days. Everyone wants the best for nothing. It's a great zoo for a small city like Sacramento. We take our kids to the zoo all the time and they love it. Just go and have fun and stop being so negative folks.
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Nicole Becker
a year ago
I volunteer at the Sacramento Zoo, so I am a little biased. To those calling this a small zoo, I suppose it is small compared to the San Diego Zoo, but compared to Micki Grove Zoo in Lodi where I am from...it's HUGE. I love the exhibits at the Sac Zoo. They are spacious and similar to the animals natural environments. For being a smaller zoo, I think their habitats are well built. They keep their animals stimulated which is great and they are very clean. They clean the exhibits daily and they are always getting fresh produce to feed the animals. They take care of the animals well and that's the part that I really like. I also think it is unique that they have the onsite vet facility. They are huge on safety and education; that is great as well. I agree that their prices are a bit steep, but that is with every zoo. Overall, I think it is a great zoo and I feel honored to be able to volunteer there.
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Kris Naidu
a month ago
my experience was horrible i spent 435.00 for my son to have a party at the zoo for 20 guest the event coordinator was horrible there was no need for her because she was never there only to introduce herself and on top of the they had no decoration they stuck us in a corner of the zoo by the carousel at these picnic tables with a long piece of paper used for a table cloth for what I paid the birthday boy still had to pay extra to ride the train our guest only got one ride free on the carousel FOR WHAT I PAID AND THE WAY THE ZOO AND ITS COORDINATOR MADE IT SOUND IT WAS VERY DISSAPOINTING THIS WASMY FIRST AND LAST TIME GOING TO THE SACREMNETO ZOO THERE PARTY PLANNER AND STAFF REALLY DIDNT EXPLAIN ANYTHING AND IT HONESTLY FELT LIKE A HALF ASS PARTY THROWN TOGETHER.. IM JUST SAYING IT WAS A HUGE LET DOWN ESPECALLY FOR BEING THE SACREMENTO ZOO IT SUCKED I DO NOT RECCOMEND ANY BODY EVERF THROW A PARTY HERE
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Mary Spocklover Hanson
9 months ago
This is a small but well-maintained zoo with a lot more animals than you'd image in such a petite space. There aren't any "big" animals like rhinos and elephants, but you don't miss those as you walk through this zoo; there are so many other animals to look at. I also like that this zoo keeps their social media (Facebook, etc.) up to date so you always know what's going on there: when the animals have babies, when the free days are at the zoo, when special events and celebrations are taking place... It's a very "homey", friendly and inviting zoo. I like, too, that its small size allows me to walk through the entire zoo in just a few hours.
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Gurvinder Badwal
3 weeks ago
KARANVIR it is the best place I went
Katrina Young
a year ago
It's okay. Super small. Overpriced for the size. It took less than 2 hours to see everything with my 19 month old. And, we even stopped and played at the new playground.