Activities include trick-or-treating*, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hunt*, and fun games! (*children ages 12 & under). Continue reading
Activities include trick-or-treating*, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hunt*, and fun games! (*children ages 12 & under). Continue reading→
By now you have heard that a lemur was stolen from the Santa Ana Zoo over the weekend. The good news is that it has since been recovered after it was dropped off at a Newport Beach hotel, according to the O.C. Register.
Apparently a group of suspects climbed over a wall on the Zoo’s perimeter then cut fences on two enclosures that contained a group of Capuchin monkeys and the lemur, according to the SAPD. Continue reading→
“FIFTY MONKEY FERRIS WHEEL” OPENS AT THE SANTA ANA ZOO on Saturday May 26!
The 64-Foot Ferris Wheel at the Santa Ana Zoo will Soar Up in the Air Carrying a Projected 65,000 Riders Every Year!
Cathi Decker, Executive Director of Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), announced the Grand Opening of the “Fifty Monkey” Ferris Wheel at the Zoo on Saturday, May 26. It is the first Zoo in the United States to put in a permanent thatched-roof style wheel. Nestled between the Zoofari Express Train and the Conservational Carrousel, the Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel is the perfect addition for this local Zoo, providing a total of three child-friendly attractions to be shared and enjoyed by all ages. The ribbon cutting will be at 11 AM.
Editor’s Note – the Santa Ana Zoo’s next free day for Santa Ana residents is this Sunday, May 20. Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) will be required upon arrival… Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana
We are pleased to announce the Grand Unveiling of the Santa Ana Zoo’s new twenty-year Master Plan to the General Public. A reception will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 2-3 PM in the Crean Family Farm Barn Classroom.
CLR Design Group, the design team behind the Master Plan, will be on hand to detail the exciting plans for the Zoo’s future with concept drawings and colorful photos of how the Zoo will transform in the next twenty years. Take a peek at the planned new additions and upgrades to current habitats as the Zoo approaches its 75th anniversary. Continue reading→
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. Continue reading→
Come and Monkey Around at the Santa Ana Zoo’s 66th Birthday Party! Discover your Wild Side!
Saturday, March 3rd & Sunday, March 4th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Rain or Shine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2017
Contact: Kent Yamaguchi, Zoo Director, (714) 647-6522, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Ocelots “Spotted” at the Santa Ana Zoo!
SANTA ANA, Calif. – What is black, white and orange all over? Twin Ocelot kittens! Born August 20th at the Santa Ana Zoo, this purr-fect duo have been bonding with their mother in their den, and are now enjoying their new home within our Ocelot Exhibit and Education Center. The twin births mark the second pregnancy for their mother. Her first offspring, a beautiful male, left the Santa Ana Zoo earlier this year to start a family of his own at the LA Zoo and Botanical Garden. Continue reading→
The Santa Ana Zoo is hosting a Veteran’s Day Celebration on November 11, 2015. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m.
The ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m. The Zoo will close at dusk.
This unique event is to honor people who have served in the U.S Armed Forces. Admission is free for Veterans and their immediate families. Barbeque and free rides on the zoo’s train and carousel will be provided during the day. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana
The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), a non-profit organization, are pleased to announce tickets sales, media and sponsorship opportunities for its 23rd annual “Rockin’ Round the Zoo” at Zoofari High fundraising event are now generally available for purchase online or by calling (714) 953-8555 x10.
Tickets to this year’s exclusive black-tie gala under the stars are $250 each or $2,500 for a private table of 10. All tickets must be purchased in advance of the event, which will take place Saturday, August 29 from 5:30 pm to midnight at the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park located at 1801 Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana. Space is limited and tickets will not be sold at the door. Continue reading→
Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) and its collaborative partners cordially invite you to join us for the 6th Annual Family Festival in celebration of the Week of the Young Child. The Family Festival will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 12 noon to 4 pm, at the Santa Ana Zoo, located at 801 E Chestnut Ave., in Santa Ana.
Community Action Partnership of Orange County’s Latino 5 A Day and Powerplay will be providing nutrition education at the Headstart Family Festival. Continue reading→
The financially struggling city will seek proposals early next year for a private entity to take over Santa Ana Zoo operations,” according to the O.C. Register.
Sooner or later the City of Santa Ana is going to have to cut the Santa Ana Zoo loose. “There seems to be consensus that the city-owned zoo should be privatized. But very much in play has been who would run it: The Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo (which made its public pitch last year), the Discovery Science Center (the subject of recent rumor), or some third entity,” according to Frank Mickadeit over at the O.C. Register. Continue reading→