National Zookeeper Week didn’t go without celebration in Folsom this week as those involved with Folsom’s Zoo Sanctuary took the spotlight during Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting.
Prior to discussing regular business, Folsom Vice Mayor Y.K. Chalamcherla led the honors in honoring the dedicated team of Folsom’s Zoo Sanctuary
“Join us in giving a big shoutout to our amazing zookeepers who go above and beyond to care for our rescued animals, create enriching experiences, and ensure top-notch veterinary care,”reads a statement from the City of Folsom.
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary provides a safe haven for dozens of rescued wild and domestic animals. Touring the zoo sanctuary is the perfect way to spend the day and get to know the charming animal residents, including bears, wolf-hybrids, monkeys, birds, raptors, foxes, cougars, reptiles, insects, and many more.
Take a stroll on scenic pathways that wind through the zoo sanctuary’s wooded landscape while you learn the history and story of each special animal. Then, take a ride on the Folsom Valley Railway through Folsom City Lions Park.
The zoo sanctuary’s mission is “Teaching Responsible Behavior Toward All Animals.” All animal residents of the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary are treated as individuals by the staff and offered the best environments and loving care for their needs.
This weekend the Folsom City Zoo will have limited hours due to extreme heat. The zoo sanctuary will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16. The last admission will be at 12:30 p.m.; grounds will be open until 1 p.m.
The Folsom City Zoo’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Last admission is at 2:30 p.m.; grounds open until 3 p.m.
Visitors can purchase tickets online in advance. Tickets are also available for purchase at the gate. Tickets cost $7 per person for adults and children age two and older; children under two years are free (no ticket required).