Thursday, February 16, 2017

Santa Ana Zoo Celebrates 65 Years With A Birthday Bash March 4th and 5th

Santa Ana ZOO Annual Birthday Bash

We love the Santa Ana Zoo. I have wonderful memories of my parents taking me to the Santa Ana Zoo and have taken my own kids too!

This year the Santa Ana Zoo is celebrating their 65th Birthday - WOW! 

Here are all the deets on the celebration weekend events festivities - Hope you can make it out to the Zoo for some support and fun too.

Local Neighborhood Zoo to Celebrate 65th Birthday Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 from 11 am – 2 pm

The Santa Ana Zoo, “Home of the 50 Monkeys,” today announced its 65th wild animal birthday celebration will take place Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th on the Zoo grounds from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  You came as a kid, now come back with yours.  Live music, parking and entertainment are included in the cost of general admission. Zoo members and children under age 3 are free.

Throughout the event, guests will enjoy miniature train displays by Del Oro Pacific and have the opportunity to sing “Happy Birthday” and learn more about animals from all around the world including giant anteaters, camels, lemurs, ocelots, sloths and the world’s smallest monkeys!
SAZOO, the Zoo’s resident monkey mascot and honorary OC celebrity, will also be on hand to engage, entertain and take photos with guests. At 12:30 pm each day, Zoo guests will enjoy a ceremony and singing to SAZOO, followed by a piece of birthday cake, compliments of Knowlwood CafĂ©, while supplies last.

During the party, birthday guests will love visiting the Crean Family Farm and the Colorful Amazon Aviary. Zoofari Express Train Ride and Conservation Carrousel tickets are available for an additional cost. Children under 3 are free to ride with paid adult on the train and adults standing with children on the Carrousel are free. The Zoo’s conservation friendly playground and multiple picnic areas are also open to guests at no additional charge.

“For 65 years The Santa Ana Zoo has remained one of Southern California’s most memorable places for families and friends to come together, enjoy wildlife and learn about conservation and the wonders of nature,” says FOSAZ Executive Director Cathi Decker.  “We are thrilled to once again share our birthday celebration with the community and our growing family of wild animal friends!”

The Santa Ana Zoo is home to more than 260 animals, including 60 of the most interesting and engaging monkeys and several endangered species. The Zoo is open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  

To become a Member of the Zoo, please call (714) 953-8555 x13. The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice 

Park is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

For more information call 714-836-4000 or visit their website at You can also follow along on Twitter, join in on Facebook, or discover SAZoo on Instagram.

Happy Birthday Santa Ana Zoo!

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