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→
Zoo “After Hours” Summer Concert Series
Sundays, July 9, and July 23 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm
You can visit the Orange County Zoo, which features animals native to California and the U.S. and is located at the Irvine Park, for $2 per person plus a $3 parking fee during the week which increases to $5 on weekends. Ages 2 years and under are free. You can also buy an annual parking pass to all Orange County Parks and Beaches for $80.
Or you can take the family to the Santa Ana Zoo, which features animals that are mostly not native to California, for a whopping $10 per adult or $7 for children aged 3-7. Parking is free as are kids under 3. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
SANTA ANA, CA – Visit the Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park this summer for some “wild” times with family and friends! The Zoo is an urban oasis, providing a cool and relaxing getaway right in the heart of Orange County. Many events and activities are planned for this summer with some exciting developments in the works.
• SUNSET AT THE ZOO EVENING CONCERTS: Sunday June 11, Sunday June 25, Sunday July 9, and Sunday July 23, 2017; 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo hosts this after-hour’s concert series, featuring live music, art by local artisans, zoo animals, Train & Carousel rides, and offers an exclusive craft beer tasting experience for adults 21 and over to help raise funds to help the Zoo. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, blanket, family & friends, enjoy the concerts, and wander around the Zoo after it is closed to the public. Admission is $16.95 per person ages 3 & up, and just $8.95 for FOSAZ Members. Children under 3 are free. Continue reading→
An unidentified man of unknown age was stabbed and robbed of his bicycle in a gang-related attack in Santa Ana on Saturday, according to the O.C. Register.
The victim was in the Santa Ana Zoo parking lot at Prentice Park, 1801 Chestnut Ave., around 8:30 p.m. when two men approached him and asked him about his gang affiliation, according to the SAPD. Continue reading→
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Cases 15WF1740 & 15WF1737
Date: September 28, 2016
WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A man was convicted and sentenced yesterday to four years in state prison for two separate burglary and robbery cases. John Williams Rodenborn, 38, Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty to one felony count of second degree robbery and one felony count of criminal threats with sentencing enhancement for two prior felony convictions for burglary in 1996 in Placer and 1999 in Orange (Case 15WF1740). He also pleaded guilty to one felony count of second degree commercial burglary and one misdemeanor count of aggravated trespassing (Case 15WF1737). Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana
The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), a non-profit organization, is pleased to announce its 24th annual Zoofari “Year of the Monkey” gala fundraising event. Tickets sales and media and sponsorship opportunities are now generally available to the public for purchase online or by calling (714) 953-8555 x10.
Tickets to this exclusive black-tie, fundraising gala under the stars are $300 each. Private tables for 10 are available for $3,000 each. Space is limited. Guests must purchase tickets and tables in advance of the event. The annual gala will take place Saturday, August 27 from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park, located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
The Santa Ana Zoo, “Home of the 50 Monkeys,” will hosts its 64th wild animal birthday celebration this Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th, 2016 on the Zoo grounds from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Live music and entertainment are included in the cost of general admission.
Throughout the event, children and adults will enjoy miniature train displays by Del Oro Pacific, singing happy birthday, dancing on the lawn, and visiting with the Zoo’s enchanting and playful animals, which now includes a baby anteater, a baby howler monkey, a baby ocelot and a baby sloth. The marvelous Ballet Folkloric will perform and SAZOO, the Zoo’s resident monkey mascot and honorary OC celebrity, will also be on hand to engage, entertain and take photos. At noon daily, Zoo Members and paid guests will be treated to a piece of birthday cake, compliments of Knowlwood Cafe, while supplies last. Continue reading→