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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 ...

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 ...

Lily Inside

Popular tortoise Lily is inside for the winter. A current Zoo exhibit sign explains that while her wild relatives are burrowed down in the cold Mohave and Sonora deserts, Lily ...
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Gordon The Gecko

Rhacodactylus cilatus is the official name for Crested Gecko Gordon who was a pet for seven years and has moved to the warm exotic animals building he shares with Skink ...

Taking Care Of Ernie

Recently handsome Zebu Ernie had an open wound on his left shoulder, possibly from rubbing that area on one of the fences. Dr. Morgan came out and along with a ...
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Remembering September 23, 1999

September 23, 1999.    “HBC. Occasionally, Cal Trans or the police will deliver a freshly roadkilled (or HBC – Hit By Car) deer to the Zoo. Keepers store the carcass in ...

Welcome Burney

Burney From Burney Falls State Park Created more than a million years ago, MacArthur–Burney Memorial Falls California State Park is far from the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary but there’s a ...
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Howling

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, ...
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Yellow Jackets

For several months Zoo animals (and human staff) have made efforts to avoid the stings of meat eating yellow jackets. Raccoon Crash to ignored them. He gathers his ground raw meat, ...

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