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

Rain!

After several years of drought, and thoughtfully hand-watering Zoo plants and maintaining animal water ponds at low levels, El Nino has greened-up California and piled up snow that will hopefully fill up dams and aquifers. The animals seem stoic and apparently have planned ahead to grow thick warm c

Howling

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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