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

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