Author Archives: Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

Some Pig

Wilbur
Feral pigs throughout California are considered a nuisance to many people, a treasure to some and fair game to others. Invite pigs Wilber and Templeton to a party and they will snack on plants, use their strong snouts to plow up earth seeking roots and grubs, and ultimately dig out a muddy puddle fo

Snakes!

Recently Zoo Staff gathered together at City Hall for more than an hour of insightful information about rattlesnakes provided by Mike Cardwell who volunteers his expertise at Effe Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael. Given the wild areas around the Zoo it’s not uncommon to have rattlesnakes seeking s

Cat & Bear

Some years ago a black cat moved in with bears Sequoia and Tahoe. The cat pretty much ignored female Tahoe, but apparently the female cat, now called Little Bear by a Zookeeper, is working to becoming male bear Sequoia’s new best friend. Often when Sequoia takes a hike through the “bear forest

Howling

howl
Dogs, coyotes and wolves are related and all three groups are social and use a similar form of communication: howling, barking and growling.  At least once a day, usually mid-morning, the City of Folsom is treated with all of the above. Dogs have a wider range of hearing than humans: they hear both

Do You Know?

guinea pigs
Primates, including humans and guinea pigs share a dietary need for Vitamin C.  All other species can synthesize their own Vitamin C.  Guinea pigs (Caviar porcellus) are cherished pets in many areas including the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary where guinea pigs Coco and Pebbles are petted, hugged, love

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