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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

Feb
10
Wed
2016
7:00 pm FREE Conservation Lecture @ Sequoia Park Zoo, Flamingo Room
FREE Conservation Lecture @ Sequoia Park Zoo, Flamingo Room
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us for the next FREE presentation in the Zoo Conservation Lecture Series, “North American porcupine ecology in a coastal dune forest” by Tim Bean, Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildlife at Humboldt State University and Cara Appel, … Continue reading
Mar
9
Wed
2016
6:30 pm Free Conservation Lecture – ‘Equ... @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Free Conservation Lecture – ‘Equ... @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Jared Wolfe from the US Forest Service and the  Klamath Bird Observatory for a talk about the realities of pioneering avian research and conservation in a country that is remarkably unknown to ornithologists. A reception will be held from … Continue reading

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