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Tall Wonders at the Sacramento Zoo

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See Giraffes eye-to-eye from the elevated viewing platform at the Sacramento Zoo’s newest exhibit, Tall Wonders!! You’ll see the activity from the Zoo’s 3 female giraffes – Val, Skye and Goodie and the newest giraffe – Chifu who joined the Zoo in May from the San Diego Zoo.
 
Take a look at the state-of-the-art block heated barn which provides warm nights for the three giraffes and the expanded grounds allowing for leisurely giraffe-size strolls during the day.
 
The Tall Wonders giraffe habitat was designed with the capacity to hold up to six adult animals. Working cooperatively with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Masai Giraffe Species Survival Plan®, the Zoo will acquire a female Masai giraffe in the future. The three female Reticulated giraffes will remain at the Sacramento Zoo but will not breed with Chifu.
The Masai giraffe is the largest giraffe subspecies and is found in southern Kenya and Tanzania. Aside from a difference in size, Reticulated and Masai giraffes tend to have slightly different spots. A Masai giraffe's spots are usually darker and irregular in shape
 
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 450 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in WilliamLandPark, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.00; children ages 2-11 are $7.00 and one and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.