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Why pandas are black and white

The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black-and-white stripes (to repel biting flies), took the coloration question to giant pandas in a study published this week in the journal Behavioral Ecology.

The study, a collaboration between the University of California, Davis, and California State University, Long Beach, determined that the giant panda’s distinct black-and-white markings have two functions: camouflage and communication.

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Learn more about the Sacramento Zoo's Certified Green Gardener

Learn more about the Sacramento Zoo's Certified Green Gardener

When you visit the Sacramento Zoo, you may come to see the animals but you also can't miss the wonderful plant collection that surrounds the exhibits and lines the pathways. 
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Truffle the Ice Cream Ambassador at the Sacramento Zoo

Meet Truffle the Turtle! She is the newest staff member at the Sacramento Zoo and she’s an official Ice Cream Ambassador. Truffle spends her time job-shadowing staff, finding out what your favorite ice cream flavor is and talking about the Ice Cream Safari fundraiser on August 20th.

After her Ice Cream Ambassador job is done at the Zoo, she’ll find a new home with a very lucky GiRaffle winner at Ice Cream Safari! Until then, follow along as she explores the Zoo!

Truffle's question for you: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Ice Cream Safari - August 20th, 4 to 8 pm
All-you-can-eat Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
Buy early & save! Early bird tickets on sale now: www.saczoo.org/icecreamsafari
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BIG Day of Giving May 5th - Won't you please help us save lives!

BIG Day of Giving ~ May 5

Will you partner with us on May 5 for the BIG Day of Giving online challenge?  We are hoping to raise funds and awareness for Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Rescue and other local nonprofits.

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10

Front Street Animal Shelter shares fundraising idea with News10


Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park Tomorrow at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights

Dog'gone Good Fun Day in the Park Tomorrow at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights

Every year Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club (rescue) puts on an annual event called "Dog'gone Good Fun Day at the Park". It's open to the public and we invite all spayed/neutered, mixed bred dogs and purebreds to come and play in the park and have a "dog'gone good fun day in the park".  The event is Sunday, March 29th at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights.  

Obedience, rally and canine good citizenship tests are in the morning with raffles and doggie diva costume contests at lunch around noon.  There are food concessions and raffles...you can even buy your doggies a new collar or costume, if you didn't bring one with you.  Ladies have been busy baking and will offer "feel good food" for sale.