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Green Practices at the Zoo

You know that zoos play an important role in the conservation of wildlife habitat and endangered species, but did you know that many zoos around the world, including Sequoia Park Zoo, help conserve resources in other ways? Sequoia Park Zoo implements many green practices and encourages you to do your part to conserve energy and resources.

Composting

Our keepers compost gallons of kitchen scraps every week left over from preparing animal diets. We use two large, pest-proof drums to break down this organic waste into fabulous soil amendment.

We also divert 55,000 gallons of green waste from the landfill annually. This includes animal manure and bedding, leaves, sheep wool, and grass clippings. We “hot compost” all of this on site to turn it into beautiful and nutritious finished compost!

This compost is available to local gardeners for a small suggested donation. Call our zoo attendants for more information or to schedule a pick up at (707) 441-4263.

Conserving energy

In all our new offices and buildings, lights are on timers and motion sensors so they turn off when the room is not in use. We also utilize programmable thermostats which helps keep us warm when we need it without wasting energy when we don’t.

A green kitchen

Did you know our café uses environmentally friendly cups and to-go containers? We also recycle our used kitchen oil to be turned into bio-diesel and use eco-friendly cleaners.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Our facility uses paper products with high recycled content, conserving forest resources and creating demand for recycled products. Wherever we can, we reuse and recycle. Instead of throwing away cardboard boxes and egg cartons, we first reuse them for our animals’ enrichment treats.

We also encourage our visitors to recycle. Receptacles for cans and bottles are conveniently located throughout the zoo. We encourage visitors to return their zoo maps so another visitor can reuse the same map. We also have a bin at the entrance to the zoo to recycle used cell phones and other handheld electronics through our partnership with Eco-Cell. Recycling your phone not only keeps toxic materials out of the landfill, but helps save endangered animals and their habitats.

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Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Please contact the Zoo Ticket Booth for admission prices. (707) 441-4263

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Events & Classes

Jul
13
Mon
2015
9:00 am Jr. Zookeepers: From Pack to Pal
Jr. Zookeepers: From Pack to Pal
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
From wild Gray wolf to sweet little Chihuahua, how does a wild animal become “man’s best friend”? Animals and humans have shared lives since the beginning of human time. We will make treats for the Yak, barnyard animals, and even … Continue reading
Jul
14
Tue
2015
9:00 am Jr. Zookeepers: From Pack to Pal
Jr. Zookeepers: From Pack to Pal
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
From wild Gray wolf to sweet little Chihuahua, how does a wild animal become “man’s best friend”? Animals and humans have shared lives since the beginning of human time. We will make treats for the Yak, barnyard animals, and even … Continue reading

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OUR MISSION: Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.