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SACRAMENTO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

aka Sacramento Zoo   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.saczoo.org

Mission

The Sacramento Zoo inspires appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation.

Ruling year info

1959

Executive Director & CEO

Jason Jacobs

Main address

3930 West Land Park Drive

Sacramento, CA 95822 USA

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EIN

94-2861667

NTEE code info

Zoo, Zoological Society (D50)

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Our programs

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Educational Programs

The Sacramento Zoo's Education Department provides a wide variety of programs and experiences that appeal to children and adults alike. Zoo staff and volunteers provide an extensive list of programs both on- site, off-site, and online.

The zoo's summer camp program returned post-COVID, with eight weeks of programming and hundreds of happy campers. Our preschool Little Peeps program continues to be a favorite. Crafts, songs, animal encounters and event fun dance parties were all part of these unique parent and child classes. Behind-the-scenes tours continue to be popular options for those people who wanted something special and for those who like traveling the zoo in smaller groups. The Zoo also offers Family and Group Overnight experiences and a variety of virtual learning opportunities for learners of all ages.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

This includes not only exceptional care for the animals housed at the Sacramento Zoo, but also the management of captive populations of certain species in accredited Zoos and Aquariums across the United States. Additionally, this includes local and global conservation efforts to preserve species that are in danger of population decline or extinction.

The Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 400 animals representing 108 species. Of that number, 40 species have been listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Critically Endangered, Endangered, or Vulnerable. As a conservation organization, the Zoo is committed to supporting wildlife conservation through through financial and in-kind support. Over the last decade, the Zoo has contributed more than $1,000,000 to wildlife conservation worldwide. Funds support field conservationists, local population management, working with communities to mitigate their impact on species, and habitat protection and restoration.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

People are the heart of any nonprofit organization, and the Sacramento Zoological Society is no different. Dedicated staff work tirelessly to provide exceptional care for the animals, to continually improve the zoo's 96-year-old facility and to create the best guest experience possible. The Sacramento Zoo remains a multi-generational favorite for wholesome family recreation and education, and is proud to welcome an average of 500,000 visitors annually. The Zoo is proud of and grateful for its nearly 15,000 member households and all of the other visitors who come to the zoo to learn about and enjoy wildlife and the outdoors.

Both zoo memberships and admission ticket sales help to fund the Sacramento Zoo's efforts to contribute annually to important global conservation efforts.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

How we listen

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Financials

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SACRAMENTO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 05/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elizabeth Stallard

Attorney, Downey Brand LLC

Term: 2018 - 2023

Sue Schoenig

Attorney; Kennaday, Leavitt & Daponde

Jason Russell

Certified Public Accountant

Jody Ulich

Director; Convention & Cultural Services, City of Sacramento

Peter Colussy

External Affairs Manager; Regional CA ISO

Janice Doucet Thompson, EdD

Managing Partner/Owner; JD Thompson & Associates, LLC

Patricia Ingoglia

Retired

Lynn Matsuda

Financial Services Consultant

Jennifer Neal

VP & Relationship Manager; US Bank, Dealer Commercial Services

Carrieann Drenten

Emergency Physician, Sutter Medical Center

B. Renu Rehal

Physician, UC Davic Medical Center

Richard Stapler

VP of Public Affairs, CA Dental Association

Art Scotland

Attorney

Dan Oney

Owner, Coconut Fish Cafe

Catherine Kearney

Retired

Nick Driver

Annual Giving Officer, Adventist Health

Jason Jacobs

Sacramento Zoo, CEO

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/2/2021

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