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“Charming and Special”

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Folsom
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love this little zoo sanctuary! It is very intimate and filled with animals whose lives had some bumps before they arrived, but they are well cared for now. The focus is on educating visitors about each individual animal as well as animals in general, their place in our world and our responsibilities toward animals. And because of the intimate nature of the zoo, it is a lovely place to talk to the animals too, if you are so inclined :)

Thank cats1038
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a small zoo, actually a sanctuary, mostly smaller local animals but has a couple of tigers, wolves, mountain lions, birds, even a bear. A great Place to visit with smaller children. Lots of fowl running all over, chickens, peacocks etc. lots of trees. A small steam train, very popular with my grand and great grandchildren. They'd ride it all day! The adjoining park with swings. BBQ etc is nice to picnic.

Thank Dreambunch
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Money well spent, the kids loved it, got to see all the animals even with some construction or remodelling going on. Will go back for sure

Thank Gaby V
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I go to this zoo several times a year and never get tired of it. It is a very small city zoo. It's good for young children as you can go through the whole zoo in about and hour, plus you can see the animals from a close view. One of my favorite things about this zoo is that all of the animals come here because they are unable to live in the wild, such as they were illegal pets, orphaned, or injured. Every animal has a story as to how it ended up in this zoo. The zoo does not breed the animals as many zoos do. The zoo staff teaches responsibility and compassion toward wild animals, which is a good lesson for children and adults alike.

Thank dwitter56
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Loved this little zoo. Yes it is small, but quality is always better than quantity! The cages were large, clean, and offered lots of toys and (real) trees for the animals. They have the standards like a bear and tiger, but also have animals like feral cats, raccoons, and some other different birds that aren’t usually seen at zoos. This is a special type of zoo where they provide a home for those animals that were rescued from horrible conditions and/or would otherwise be put down because they’d have nowhere to go. It definitely deserves a visit and a donation, especially since it is only $5! You can also get so much closer to the animals than other zoos I’ve been too…we were probably only 3-4 feet away from the tiger! There was a birthday party going on which seems like a good idea, kids would really like this place!

You will probably be here around 2 hours. Take the time to read the signs posted around. That’s another thing about this zoo that’s great, the signs talk about each individual animal and gives their name, how they ended up here, and a little about their species. My favorite animals were Henry the bear and Tallulah the deer. They are expanding the zoo to add a bigger area for the wolves, which is nice.

There is only a little snack bar outside the gates, so take a picnic to the park! However it is unfortunate that people allow their children to go wild and chase the many ducks and peacocks that freely roam the zoo and the outside park area! Also, who's idea was it to put a toy ride-on train surronding the zoo? they blew their loud whistle right next to the tiger cage! I'm sure the animals don't appreciate it.

Thank LOBSTERStravels
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