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  • Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
    This is not a 'mainstream' zoo," notes Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary on their website. "People who 'don't like zoos' are generally comfortable here." Perhaps that's because the center is more animal sanctuary than public zoo. Since 1963, it has taken in wild animals that have been injured in the wild, orphaned at an early age, or rejected as exotic pets by their owners. The sanctuary's staff provides lifelong homes for these animals, not only keeping them fed and cared for, but also engaging their mental and physical abilities through creative enrichment activities. Of course, education is a major focus, as well, which is why they invite visitors in to meet their boarders. The black bear exhibit showcases a few of these rescued creatures. Its glass viewing panels look into the habits of bears such as Sequoia, who was dropped off anonymously at a wildlife facility, and Marty, who was shot in the hip. Elsewhere, rescued red-tailed hawks perch inside an aviary, and a canine area showcases wolves, dogs, and everything in between. North American species such as these occupy most of the habitats, but zookeepers also rescue the occasional exotic animal. They saved Orinoco, a squirrel monkey that came from a research facility, and Misty and Pouncer, a pair of mixed species tigers rescued from an illegal breeding facility. By telling these stories, the zookeepers hope to discourage the public from keeping wild animals as pets. Instead, they invite visitors to take active roles through volunteer initiatives and a junior zookeeper program.
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    403 Stafford Street
    Folsom, CA US
  • Micke Grove Zoological Society
    Founded to provide financial support for the Micke Grove Zoo, Society provides educational opportunities and community involvement in the zoo's growth for its members. Members and their families get free access to Micke Grove Park and Zoo, where they can visit snow leopard, spider monkeys, and a golden eagle. It also hosts hands-on animal encounters for families and school groups where students get a chance to learn about the behaviors and habitats of some of the zoo's denizens. Members also gain discounts in the gift shop and at other zoos and aquariums across the country.
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    11793 N Micke Grove Rd
    Lodi, CA US
  • Oakland Zoo
    Oakland Zoo was first established in 1922, but it didn’t find its permanent home until 1939, when it was thoughtfully constructed amid the rolling hills of Knowland Park. Today, Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 animals, who thrive in biomes designed to mimic their natural environments. The sprawling African savannah is one of the zoo’s largest habitats, housing hyenas, zebras, elephants, and giraffes. The centerpiece is a 1.5-acre lion exhibit called Simba Pori, which translates to lion county in Swahili. Inside, a pride of lions freely roam an enclosure outfitted with kopje rock structures, a pond, and a booth where the king can sign autographs. Over in the rainforest habitat, chimpanzees and white-handed gibbons swing through the treetops. Emus and wallaroos—a cousin of the wallaby and the kangaroo—roam freely in the Wild Australia exhibit, accessible via one of the zoo’s rides, Outback Express Adventure Train. Other rides include the Endangered Species Carousel and Sky Ride, a chairlift that soars above the habitats and offers Bay Area skyline views.
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    9777 Golf Links Rd.
    Oakland, CA US
  • Pumpkin Farm
    It's about time you started grocery shopping at Pumpkin Farm for a fantastic array of foods in Citrus Heights. For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip. The tasty and healthy canned good items from here are a great option for busy families who need a quick and easy meal. This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating. Pumpkin Farm is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options. You can count on Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights to serve up the freshest and tastiest food in town.
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    7736 Old Auburn Rd
    Citrus Heights, CA US
  • Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Association
    If you're a sports fan, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Association in Elk Grove is the place you want to be. If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this club for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food. Families will feel right at home at this club with its kid-friendly atmosphere. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1624 Hood Franklin Rd
    Elk Grove, CA US
  • Placer Nature Center
    Art connoisseurs flock to Auburn's Placer Nature Center, where you can catch a glimpse of some of the best and brightest. Feeling hungry? Sit down for a bite to eat at this museum 's restaurant. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this museum. Placer Nature Center is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
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    3700 Christian Valley Rd
    Auburn, CA US

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