Mark your calendar for the 65th wild animal birthday celebration of the Santa Ana Zoo, Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th on the Zoo grounds from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with live music, parking and entertainment are included in the cost of general admission.
The Santa Ana Zoo, “Home of the 50 Monkeys,” invites guests to 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 Café, 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.
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.