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Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary


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Help I Found a Wild Animal!

Have you found an animal that has obvious injuries or is in immediate peril? Do not give any food or water as this can be harmful to the animal. Keep warm, dark and quiet and away from other animals and people. Transfer to your nearest rehab facility as soon as possible. Click the following link for a list of organizations that specialize in rehab of found wildlife - Wildlife Contact List

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The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is located at 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, California, in the heart of the City of Folsom. Operating since 1963, the zoo has been the home to hundreds of animals from squirrels and deer to bobcats and bears.

Each year the zoo welcomes over 100,000 visitors in a simple and unassuming park like environment. With close to 100 animals and adjacent to Lions Park (featuring tables, BBQ’s and children’s play areas) and the Folsom Valley (mini-scale) Railway, not to mention City Hall, Dan Russell Arena, and the Folsom City Library, we know you and your family will enjoy your visit.



Coloring Contest

We announced the winners of our coloring contest featuring Leopold the serval! We received so many excellent submissions that it was very challenging to decide. After much deliberation, we chose ...

Welcome our newest resident!

Xeno, the Geoffroy's cat, has joined our animal residents in his new forever home. Xeno is an elderly cat and came to us due to his former facility closing. He ...

Docent Training 2023

Consider joining the docent team! We are training new docents to help host school tours and assist with other ongoing activities. The class begins February 13 and continues through March ...