Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sacramento Zoo Review

I have been going to the Sacramento Zoo since I was a teenager going with my Mom, Dad and siblings. My husband and I have gone many times over the last 10 years and last year we went to the Sacramento Zoo for our son's 1st Birthday. He has grown so much since last year and we were excited to take him to the zoo. We invited a few of his cousins that had not been to the Sacramento Zoo.

We were excited to see the newest addition to the Giraffe exhibit since its my son's favorite animal. Also the new River Otter exhibit. Having the American River close by we have spotted a few river otters so we were delighted to see the new exhibit for them.

The Giraffe Exhibit is our favorite spot in the whole zoo. My son adores giraffes and loves to yell "giafe". His "best friend" is the stuffed giraffe we bought him on his birthday after we fed the giraffes at the zoo on his 1st birthday. He has giraffe pajamas, onsies, pants and will be a giraffe this year for Halloween. For me the giraffe area is the most interactive spot in the zoo. You can get very close to the animals on the viewing deck and for a small fee you can feed them branches. Even without feeding them you can get really close. We had one walk towards us and  look at us as we waved to her. It made me so happy to see my son smiling seeing his favorite animal. We saw the newest addition to the Giraffe exhibit a young Masai giraffe,  “Chifu”. Chifu means Chief in Swahili.

The new young giraffe Chifu

The other new exhibit we were excited to see was the River Otter enclosure.I loved the clear glass so we could see them clearly. We waited about 10 minutes but never spotted them. They might have been sleeping in a log or something. Its just another reason to return to the zoo next time to see them.

Another part of the Sacramento Zoo that I enjoy is the Children's play area. There is a slide, wooden cutouts for you to put your face in (I love those!) a web to play in and plenty of places for adults to sit and rest. We checked out the Reptile building and my son was freaked out he kept saying no no no so we left there quickly. He also liked the Chimpanzee area where he waved to and stared in awe at the animals.

The Sacramento Zoo is a wonderful place to take you family for an exciting day out. We have loved the Zoo for many years and plan to visit more often now that our son is able to really get into the excitement of seeing the animals. Another great reason to visit the Sacramento Zoo is the Halloween event Boo at the Zoo.

Boo at the Zoo - Two Nights!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
5 to 8 pm 

Two nights of ghoulish family fun, Sunday or Monday rain or shine. Kids can safely trick-or-treat around the lake at 17 different candy stations! Other activities include magic shows, costume dance party, ghoulish crafts, and lots of family fun! You can also ride the Spooky Train or Creepy Carousel for an additional fee.
Please note: Only the front half of the Zoo will be open during this event.  The spookiness is appropriate for children under 10 years of age.
General Tickets: $10
Sacramento Zoo Members: $8
Children 1 and under: Free

*I was not paid for this post. The opinions in this post are 100% mine and may vary from other opinions. I was provided for free tickets for me and my family to enter the Zoo for my review.

1 comment

Anonymous said...

You made this trip sound like alot of fun. We like the giraffes too.

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