Our network

Animal Lovers

African Lion Pride Debut

African Lion Pride Debut

The Sacramento Zoo is excited to announce that the African Lion cubs, their dam and sire are now on exhibit! Both parents are keeping a close eye on the 12-week-old trio as they romp around the exhibit between lengthy cat naps.

Unlike other cat species that are fairly solitary, lions live in groups or “prides.” If multiple females in a pride have cubs, they will pool them into a larger cub communal group called a “crèche.”... Read More

Lion cubs - ten weeks old

Lion cubs - ten weeks old

The three African Lion cubs are settling into their exhibit since their public debut two weeks ago... Read More

Catch a Glimpse of Lion Cubs!

Catch a Glimpse of Lion Cubs!

Starting December 26 you may catch a glimpse of the Sacramento Zoo’s African Lion cub trio! The mother and cubs will have periodic access to the exhibit, giving them time for short romps around the exhibit and lengthy catnaps as well as time away from the public. Zookeepers will be continuing off-exhibit introductions of the sire to the dam and her cubs creating one family unit over the next few weeks. The cubs and their mother will not be on exhibit regularly at first, so be sure to check saczoo.org daily for updates so you can catch a glimpse of the cubs. ... Read More

Lion Cub Update & Photos - Five Weeks Old

Lion Cub Update & Photos - Five Weeks Old

At five weeks old, the trio of African Lion cubs are very active!... Read More

Lion cub photos and video at four weeks old

Lion cub photos and video at four weeks old

The three African Lion cubs born on October 24th are growing fast! Here are some four week old photos followed by a video of them in their nest box with mom... Read More

Duiker calf - it's a girl!

Duiker calf - it's a girl!

The Sacramento Zoo’s Yellow-backed Duiker calf is a girl! ... Read More