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Courtesy of the Sacramento Zoo

Popular Parrot At The Sacramento Zoo Dies

December 20, 2016 | Steve Milne

Jasper, a plain-colored Amazon parrot at the Sacramento Zoo known for his ability to say "Hello!" and "Here Kitty, Kitty," has died after battling a severe heart condition. The zoo says Jasper was euthanized Monday afternoon.

Sacramento Zoo

Sacramento Zoo Breaks Attendance And Conservation Records

January 4, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

In 2015, the Sacramento Zoo welcomed a record number of visitors and contributed the most it ever has to worldwide conservation efforts.

Erik Bergen / Placer County


Placer County Makes Deal To Use Truckee Animal Shelter

August 31, 2015 | Ed Joyce

Starting Sept. 1, all eastern Placer County animal shelter services will be relocated to a new shelter in Truckee.

Rich Ibarra / Capital Public Radio

Stockton Inmates Trained To Train Service Dogs

August 26, 2015 | Rich Ibarra

Some California prison inmates are getting special training behind bars. Rich Ibarra reports they're learning to train service dogs.

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Growing Urban Goat Movement

July 29, 2015 | Steve Milne

First it was chickens. Now goats seem to be making the transition from barnyard to backyard in some West Coast cities. But the animals are still illegal within Sacramento city limits.

Sacramento County

Holiday Weekend Busiest Time For County Animal Shelter

July 3, 2015 | Katie Orr

The Fourth of July weekend may be a time to relax for a lot of people. But it’s the busiest time of the year for the Sacramento County animal shelter.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Research Animal Adoption Bill Moves Forward

March 3, 2015 | Katie Orr

California lawmakers weighed in on animal research today, this bill would touch the lives of animals used in university research.

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