The next Santa Ana Zoo free day (for residents) is set for April 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) will be required upon arrival. Not valid to schools or business addresses.
On Resident Free Day, the third Sunday of each month, residents of Santa Ana may visit the Santa Ana Zoo for free.
The Santa Ana Zoo now features an Ocelot exhibit. Ocelots are beautiful “exotic” wild cats from South America, often described as “miniature cheetahs.” Since 2002, the Santa Ana Zoo has been working with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Brazilian Ocelot Consortium and the government of Brazil to play a role in the ocelot’s survival. The ocelot currently is classified as an endangered species, and the Santa Ana Zoo has been one of ten U.S. zoos involved with the consortium.
Also be sure to check out the Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur that was born last May. He is healthy, energetic and enjoying copying the vocals and antics of parents Mary Lou and Tamazula.
The Santa Ana Zoo is located at Prentice Park, at 1801 E Chestnut Ave., in Santa Ana.