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Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary


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 new 2022 Folsom Zoo Sanctuary calendars are now available in the Gift Shop.

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The Animals would love to see you.
Come visit us!

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.



BDOG 2022 Thank You

Thank you so much for your support of the Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary during the Big Day of Giving 2022 on May 5th.  With your help, we raised ...

Jr Zookeeper Camp

Caring for animals is a fun, rewarding, and sometimes messy job! Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Junior Zookeeper Camp is a hands-on “what it’s like to care for animals” experience. Campers ...

Docent Training

We're excited to announce the return of our long-awaited Docent Training Class! The class begins February 14 and continues through March 21. Classes are held Mondays from 9 a.m. to ...