ler Veterinary Hospital was
Without a doubt, the completion of the Dr. Murray E. Fow level of care immeasurably.
facility has raise
the highlight of 2006. The addition of this ort and
A project of this magnitude - $2.5 milli on – would not be possible without the supp
to know where to start. Many members
confidence of so many people it is hard of
n we designated the hospital as the beneficiary
contributing to this effort back in 2000 whe ions
s, many of you continued to make contribut
Wild Affair that year. Over the past six year board
e this dream a reality. In 2001, one of our
showing your confidence we could mak skills to
Unger to contribute his architectural
members, Lois Chappell, convinced Dean y to
still another three years before we were read
finally putting our dream on paper. It was ged to raise
a bold step forward when they pled
go for permits. The Board of Directors took entum
we approached the ground breaking, mom
$100,000 in just over a year’s time. As funding
City of Sacramento established a bond
was definitely building. At that time, the of the
to your generous support, the commitment
process for capital improvements. Thanks bequests, we
who remembered the Zoo in their
Zoo Board and several community members hing
ct. That allowed us to ask the city for matc
had raised $1.2 million dollars for this proje er Construction
t Maxwell, Vice President of Ung
funds and they granted our request. Scot he
passion for the Zoo, and the community,
helped us all these years and through his s old or more.
C ONTENTS cost estimates, many two year
convinced his sub-contractors to hold to
T ABLE OF
key to making this project possible. A
Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Scott’s oversight and leadership was a ed to
ssary medical equipment and supplies need
Exhibits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
would not be complete without the nece s.
Education 5 ratory tests and the day to day veterinary dutie
perform physical exams, digital x-rays, labo
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Veterinary Care 5 ber, Patty French and a donation from Sutte
Thanks to the determination of Board Mem
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Marketing 6 ished state-of-the-art
Hospital, our Zoo now has a completely furn
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Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Development & veterinary hospital.
Membership 6 ety Board of Directors
This was the largest project since the Soci
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Public Relations 7 the city ten years
took over the management of the Zoo from
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Volunteers 7 congratulated for their
ago. The Board of Directors are to be
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Conservation & Research 8
oving the quality of
perseverance and dedication to keep impr
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Green Team 8
n can enjoy this unique
care for the animals so that all of the regio
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Board of Directors 9
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Donors & Sponsors 9
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . asset, your Sacramento Zoo.
Financial Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Stephen S. Brand
Mary Healy SACRAMENTO ZOOLOGICAL
Z O O D I R E C T O R /CEO SOCIETY PRESIDENT
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1975, look for the AZA logo
whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated
to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living
things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation,
and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.
Elected Chair of AZA in September 2006, Mary Healy will lead the 82-year-
old national organization toward its goal of building North America’s largest
wildlife conservation movement.
After many years of fundraising, less than one year of construction, and under budget, the
Sacramento Zoo officially dedicated and opened the Dr. Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital
on November 9, 2006. With public tours, speeches, and media coverage, we all felt proud as this
great accomplishment came to an end…. however, it was only the beginning.
Within one week after opening, the vet staff conducted their first large animal exam in the new
hospital – an ultrasound to determine the pregnancy of our female tiger, Baha. With our faces
smashed up against the viewing window, we all watched in awe as our veterinarians and their students, checked our
tiger over from nose, to toes, to the tip of her tail.
The new exam room was spacious, well-lit, with all the equipment
ready and at their fingertips. Just weeks before, the vet staff would
have been on their knees in the cramped, dimly-lit back area of
the tigers’ habitat. But with the new hospital’s exam room, surgery
room, ICU, lab and recovery area, they are able to provide the
animals – big and small – with the best possible care….right here
on Zoo grounds.
The birth of our Sumatran tigers was truly a labor of love for
more than just Baha, who gave birth to three male cubs the day
after Thanksgiving. Since tigers are solitary animals, the keepers
monitored the two cats’ behaviors daily to predict the best time to
bring the cats together. Then, they worked with our maintenance staff to build a nesting box that would serve as
Baja’s delivery room. This was the first tiger birth at the Sacramento Zoo and being one of our critically endangered
animals, we were ecstatic!
The tiger cubs’ birth followed some other exceptional endangered animal births here at the Zoo. Three Black and
white ruffed lemurs, born April 23rd, ventured out into their exhibit and met their young neighbor, a male Coquerel’s
Sifaka born February 14th. These young lemurs charm visitors at the Lemurs of the Lost World exhibit. The Zoo
also welcomed an important addition in June with the birth of a female snow leopard. This is the second birth for this
breeding pair at the Sacramento Zoo. The experienced mother took
great care raising her cub and bringing the cub into the exhibit on her
One more new addition came chuggin’ into the Zoo, on twenty wheels
instead of four feet. During its first six months of operation, over
25,000 visitors rode past tigers, otters, parrots and more on the Zoo’s
new trackless train. Choo choo!
From furry births to feathery hatching, new arrivals came in many different shapes and sizes.
Births included a Coquerel’s sifaka, three Black and white ruffed lemurs, one Snow leopard
and three Sumatran tigers.
Some new arrivals also included a female Red
panda, two Burrowing owls, a River otter, two Great
hornbills, a Lady Ross’ touraco, and American
flamingo eggs. The flamingo eggs took their first
flight traveling across country in a specially designed
carry-on incubator all the way from Hialeah Park in
Florida. The flamingo chicks hatched at the Zoo in
July and the two youngsters will join the flamingo
flock in the summer of 2007.
The Australian Outback exhibit expanded with the additions of a
Bennett’s wallaby, two Red kangaroos and two emus.
While 2006 saw several new additions, it
also marked the passing of some Zoo animal Owned by Owned by Total Owned by Total
residents. Jimmy, a 13-year-old male Golden-bellied Sac Zoo Sac Zoo Animals Another Zoo Animals
On Site Out on Loan Owned On Site On Site
mangabey passed away unexpectedly. Mohawk, a 22- by Sac Zoo
year-old female Spotted hyena was euthanized to
Mammals 49 5 54 30 79
prevent her from suffering from Chronic Lymphocytic Birds 163 47 210 15 178
Leukemia after two and a half years of managing her Reptiles 182 9 191 7 189
condition. Comet, an endangered Mongoose lemur Invertebrates 1 0 1 0 1
Amphibians 42 0 42 1 43
died of a liver abscess. Paulina and Tony, 7-year-old Fish 85 0 85 0 85
mother and 1-year-old son, Coquerel’s sifakas died Total 522 61 583 53 575
unexpectedly during the summer.
The Zoo opened two new Amphibian Exhibits sponsored by the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership. One
exhibit is home to Pacific tree frogs and a roughskin newt, while the other exhibit houses green tree frogs, squirrel
tree frogs and canyon tree frogs. With their new tropical rain forest dioramas, these exhibits reflect the natural
habitat of their inhabitants. Unlike the other Reptile House displays, these exhibits are “cold rooms” which keep
the temperature around 70 degrees. These new habitats are important to the Zoo’s collection as about one-third of
amphibian species face extinction – greater than the one-eighth of all birds and one-quarter of all mammals.
Construction also began on the Zoo’s Backyard, designed by landscaper Dave Roberts owner of Roberts Landscape
and planted by John Procida and Procida Nursery. The project was modeled after an approach established in the Bay
Area called The Bay-Friendly Gardening program. Locally, the Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership has
adopted the same approach and has re-named it River Friendly Landscaping. The common thread is a commitment
to maintaining a healthy garden that benefits our environment, communities, and local wildlife. These landscapes
flourish while conserving resources and preventing pollution. This interactive area will include a garden, nature trail,
children’s play area and interpretive alcoves.
The management of zoo animals encompasses every aspect of an animal’s life – movement between
zoos, breeding, veterinary issues, nutrition, behavior, enrichment and conservation of that species
in the wild. By participating in Species Survival Plans® for many of the world’s endangered and
threatened animals, the Sacramento Zoo plays an important role in local, national, and world-wide
We said goodbye to Robin Whittall, our Education Director for thirteen years. Although she may have left the
Zoo, her contributions to the Docent Council, and advancements throughout the education department will not be
forgotten. Luckily her successor, Ann Geiger, already had vast knowledge of the department and a motivating vision
for the future educational components of the Zoo.
Each year, volunteer Docents improve the visitors’ experience by
providing creative interpretation, hands-on education opportunities and
quality customer service. A teacher wrote,
“The docent for my group was very knowledgeable and
extremely patient with my second graders. My students and I
walked away learning more and feeling very edified. Overall,
based on the feedback of parent volunteers, many docents were
like ours. I just wanted to say thanks to the people involved that
made our field trip a success.”
Fay Call, Second Grade Teacher
The teen counselor program helps prepare teens for the job market. The teens must first fill out a registration form
with a letter of recommendation, and then come to the Zoo for an interview. Once accepted into the program
they attend a weekend training class and must commit to approximately 150 hours of
volunteer time during our summer camps. Many of them exceed the requirements each
summer. This summer 43 local teens worked a total of 6,995 hours in three months.
Number of Program Number of
Programs Name People Attended
7 Tea & Tours 254
9 Family Overnight Safaris 471
46 Summer Camp Classes 722
31 Hip Habitats - Cool Critters 900
42 Docent lead tours 1859
51 Zoo Preview 2168
165 Zoomobile 5,000
276 Stage Shows 40,000
1250 Wildlife Wagons 45,000
1309 School & Group Field Trips 75,303
Clinical duties keep
The veterinary department at the Sacramento Zoo consists of Dr. Ray Wack, Dr. Scott Larsen, the staff busy
first year Zoo Med Resident, Dr. Jenny Waldoch and technician Ms. Marilyn Small. The primary 335 Fecal Samples
focus of the department is to provide the highest quality health care possible to the animals at the 352 Blood Samples
Sacramento Zoo. Teaching veterinarians and senior veterinary students is an important role of 150 Anesthesia
the veterinary department as well. Past graduate residents are now associate veterinarians at the 250 Radiographs
Houston Zoo, LA Zoo and National Zoo. Senior veterinary students interested in zoo and wildlife 4200 Medical Records
medicine have the opportunity to spend two weeks at
the Sacramento Zoo working with the veterinary staff. The department is
also responsible for a large number of lectures and laboratories taught at
the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and participates in “vet tag-
along sessions” coordinated by the Zoo’s education department.
As an educational facility, the Sacramento Zoo follows the California State
Board of Education Science Content Standards through a variety of programs.
Everyday, the Zoo offers visitors – children and adults alike – the opportunity to
learn about our wildlife, appreciate and preserve our wild places, and respect the
role that animals, nature and people all play on this planet.
Over 448,000 visitors, including nearly 67,000 school children, were asked this
year to “Find Your Favorite Face” at the Sacramento Zoo. This branding carried
over in our television advertising, billboard, pole banners, direct mail, visitor’s
map, and other print materials. Additionally another 22,702 visitors attended
special events and group rental activities.
Our signature event, Wild Affair was a great success. The sold-out event generated a net income of over $62,000.
This is an increase of 52% over last year’s event. The 22nd annual Ice Cream Safari netted $42,126 thanks to
generous in-kind donations from our sponsors Baskin Robbins, Smart &
Final and Coca-Cola. The Swingin’ Safari Golf Tournament sponsored by
Nacht & Lewis Architects and Unger Construction now in its 5th year also
exceeded its goal by over $4,000, netting $38,000. Zoovies, a promotion
with Bar S Foods, Raley’s/BelAir and Radio Disney brought in over $4,500
while ZooZoom, our family fun run, netted over $4,000. Group Events and
Rentals came in at its highest ever with $102,887.
Our membership program continues to exceed budget, grossing $614,000 for the year. Wild Providers, our donor
giving club, is up to 31 members and brought in an additional $41,600. Individual donations were significant this
year. Together the veterinary hospital campaign and annual giving campaign brought in over $100,000 in donations.
With the gifts of $1,200,000 from the City of Sacramento; $25,000 from Wells Fargo; and
$10,000 from Setzer Foundation; plus in-kind donations valued at $85,000 from Unger
Construction and $30,000 from Sutter Hospital, we were able to bring the dream of the Dr.
Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital to life. We received a bequest of $816,000 from
the Estate of Willoughby Lyons, a long-time friend of the Zoo. Her bequest went to our
Endowment Fund. We also received an undesignated bequest of $23,374 from the Chamness
Family Trust. The RCA Community Fund of the Sacramento Region Community
Foundation gave $25,000, while US Bank contributed $10,000; both gifts for
our education programs. Other significant donors for 2006 include Dorothy R.
Jaman, Nancy and Bill Gilbert, and Bill and Janne Wissel.
As a community treasure, the Zoo is a wonderful place to bring the family together for a morning,
or the afternoon; to experience amazing creatures up close; to relax in the beautiful surroundings of
gardens and heritage trees; and to appreciate all that makes living in Sacramento so special. Nestled
in beautiful William Land Park, the Zoo is here for you and your family to enjoy the wildlife and the
beauty of nature.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL GRAND OPENING
The veterinary hospital grand opening weekend celebration received a tremendous amount
of media attention, including nine reports on four major local television networks between
Wednesday, November 8th and Monday, November 13th. Dr. Ray Wack, Dr. Murray E.
Fowler and Mary Healy provided excellent interviews emphasizing the importance of having
a “state of the art building” on site for veterinary procedures.
SPRING LECTURE SERIES
The Spring Lecture Series opened with a presentation entitled “The Truth Behind Intelligent
Design,” which stirred up the public’s attention. Both TV stations, KCRA3 and CBS13 featured
the lecture and an interview with Zoo Director, Mary Healy, as well as live coverage the day of
the lecture. Although the lecture series was considered controversial, it reinforced the
Zoo’s position as an educational
facility and 2006 was the first
year the Zoo’s lecture series
This year our collection grew with many significant births and the
media flocked to see the adorable babies. The births of the Coquerel’s
sifaka, the three Black and white ruffed lemurs and the Snow leopard cub
received featured segments on many local television stations. When the
three Sumatran tiger cubs were born we distributed a handful of pictures
taken by Zoo staff to the media. In turn, all five major local television
stations ran the pictures and story over a four-day period and we received
excellent placement in the Sacramento Bee newspaper.
Type Volunteer Hours
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION: Board Hours 17 520
Docents 100 13214
We are fortunate to have volunteers who continually do extraordinary work for us and Garden 8 725
IC Interns 7 1841
we are proud to see them recognized.
Keeper-Aide 72 3946
Maintenance 3 252
Office 2 245
Special Events 998 3944.3
Special Group Projects 83 249.5
Summer Teens 45 6195
The Sacramento Zoo Conservation Committee continues to further
the Zoo’s mission by promoting local and global conservation projects.
In addition to supporting SSP® endorsed projects such as Thick-
billed parrot conservation, the committee funded or participated
in 10 different projects. One of the Zoo’s largest conservation
efforts is focused on protecting Grevy’s zebras in Kenya. The
Grevy’s Zebra Trust raises awareness of conservation issues in
local communities, monitors populations, coordinates productive
partnerships with local organizations, and secures resources
for Grevy’s zebra through holistic management of community
rangeland. A sign highlighting this work has been placed near our
zebra habitat. Other projects include funding hornbill nest boxes
in Thailand, a jaguar camera trap for research at the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize, and
upgrading education graphics at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary off the coast of Uganda.
A limited number of research proposals from first year veterinary residents are considered each year. Two research
projects undertaken in 2006 included, male Sumatran orangutan hormonal profiles
using urine samples, and a West Nile Virus vaccination trial in a Thick-billed parrot
AZA Parrots - Mexico Fund chick. Additional funding for worthy conservation projects is greatly needed.
Captive Breeding Specialist Group Please contact the development department at (916) 808-8815 to donate to the
Conservation Fund Sacramento Zoo Conservation Fund.
Hornbill Nest Sponsorships in Thailand
Northern Rangelands Endangered
Species Project - Grevy’s zebra
Rainforest Meter The Sacramento Zoo Green Team members are hard to miss. With a love for
Thick-billed parrots SSP® organic, fair-trade chocolate, we are the ones digging in the trash cans to rescue
Ugamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary that plastic bottle, aluminum can or copy paper that we know is down there.
Zoo Conservation Outreach Group It’s an addiction and it’s spreading! As we try to lead by example, our staff,
– Jaguar Field Camera Traps docents and volunteers have taken a more active role in reducing waste,
recycling and other green practices such as organic, conserving energy and
spreading the “be green” bug.
Recycled 200 pounds of batteries
Recycled three truck-loads of e-waste
Provided sustainable, compostable dinnerware, drink cups, and utensils for 450 guests
at Zoo Parents Picnic and Family Overnight Safaris (Compostable materials:
discarded sugar cane fiber used for plates and bowls; corn for cups; and potato starch
Increased the number of recycle bins for special events and permanent containers
for Zoo visitors
Raised $2,651 for Zoo’s Conservation Fund and Recycling programs through
semi-annual rummage sale
The non-profit [501(c)3] Sacramento Zoological Society, formed in 1957, assumed financial and
daily management of the Zoo (from the City of Sacramento) in July 1997. Since its inception, the
society has served as the fundraising organization for the Zoo, providing funds for animal care,
education and conservation programs. More than 10,500 local and regional households are members
of the Sacramento Zoological Society.
The Sacramento Zoological Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Twenty one volunteer leaders meet monthly to oversee
the operations of the Zoo. Three members designated to be on the board are: the Docent President, a City Representative, and
the Zoo Director.
O F FI C E R S
STEVE S. BRAND
TERRY KASTANIS LOIS CHAPPELL REINA SCHWARTZ
VICE PRE S I D E N T S E C R E TA RY T R E A S U R ER
Librarian Community Volunteer Director - Dept. of General
Services, City of Sacramento
MICHAEL ALCALAY DR. MURRAY E. FOWLER GAIL LENHART
President/CEO – Alcalay DIRECTOR EMERITUS DOCENT PRESIDENT
Communications Retired Veterinarian Community Volunteer
BARBARA BONEBRAKE PATTY FRENCH CHRISTINE McGLASSON
CITY REPRESENTATIVE Community Volunteer Marketing Consultant
Director - Convention, Culture & WILLIAM GILBERT
Leisure Dept., City of Sacramento JAMES NAIFY
Banker/ Rancher Owner – Beers Books
BILL COMSTOCK MARY HEALY SCOTT ROGERS
Life Insurance and Investment Broker EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PAST PRESIDENT
Zoo Director Insurance Broker
General Counsel – Raley’s STARR HURLEY JEFF SCHUMACHER
Travel Consultant Senior Vice President – Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
WILLIAM W. FOBES II
Retired; Managing Partner – JENNIFER KRENGEL LUX TAYLOR
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Attorney – Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer President – Taylor Properties
It is with great appreciation and gratitude that we applaud our generous donors and sponsors. Thank You.
Gifts of $100,000 and above Gifts $2,500 and above M. Carol Brown & Carole F. Nutt Meyer Corporation Mike & Bobbie Voris
City of Sacramento Joe Bittaker Brown Cow Yogurt Miles Treaster & Assoc. Warren G. Bender Co.
Estate of Willoughby Lyons Georgina L. Borton, Ph.D. Buehler & Buehler Associates Morey – Penny Machine Gloria & Donald Yost
Gifts of $25,000 and above California Communities Grant & Kristin Chappell James & Carlin Naify Mike & Jeanne Zaslove
Car Program LLC Classique Catering Mike M. Namba
RCA Community Fund of the
William T. Comstock Gifts $500 and above
Sacramento Region Community Jennifer H. Crabb & Tony Lauria Milo Nittler Anonymous
Foundation Elk Grove Auto Mall Catherine Cooper Para-Medical Labels
Michael & Ronnie Corrick Marisa & Michael Alcalay
Wells Fargo Virginia Fleig Ken & Jennifer Peters James & Nadine Anderson
Gifts of $10,000 and above Foto Fantasy, Inc. Gary & Lisa Decker Pioneer Grading & Paving, Inc.
Linda & Jim DeLong Armour Steel Company, Inc.
Steve & Joyce Brand Patty & Barry French Point West Administrators, Michael Arrese & Gabrielle Daniel
Liz Gibson Diedrich Dierks Insurance Services
Chamness Family Trust Victor & Karen Binsacca
Home Depot John & Karen Dowdell Premier Access
Lois & Grant Chappell Michael & S. Candace Bolton
John F. Otto, Inc. Downey, Brand Attorneys, LLP Linda & Royce Price
Bill & Nancy Gilbert Alan & Shirley Bridges
Shirley & Thomas Manning Roger & Carol Dreyer Rex Moore Electrical
Dorothy R. Jaman Contractors & Engineers Lenna Bright
Setzer Foundation Vicki Marlborough Eskaton
Karla & John Florian River Cats Foundation Fritz Brown
Lux & Robin Taylor Marilyn & Dean Park Scott & Tifany Cannon
Park West Gallery William W. Fobes II River City Bank
U.S. Bank Art & Susan Savage Capital Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Washington Mutual Bank Scott & Bernie Rogers Vice Mayor Rob Fong
Dr. & Mrs. Murray E. Fowler Jeff & Lisa Schumacher J. Richard Clarke
Bill & Janne Wissel The Sacramento Bee Classic Escapes
Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Paul & Nancy Frame Reina Schwartz & KT Jorgensen
Gifts $5,000 and above Patty & Barry French Sierra West Group Kelsey Corrick
Scott Tissue Judy & David Covin
County Supervisor Illa Collin Starbucks Coffee Partner Mary Healy & Steve O’Brien Signature Reprographics
DeBencik & Hensley Public Relations Starr & Edward Hurley Stephen & Marilyn Skinner Jeffrey M. David & Olivia J. David
David A. Geremia & Maureen Lois Jack Sysco Food Services of Art & Kathy Dublin
David & Evelyn Spottiswood
Reedy-Geremia Terry & Penny Kastanis Sacramento, Inc. George Durnay
Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould &
Nacht & Lewis Architects Birney, LLP Cynthia Keasling Nancy & Robert Tate Geraldine Duvall
June Reiner Jennifer & Erik Krengel Thornton S. Glide Jr. and Katrina Mark & Fran Edelstein
Melodie & Chris Rufer Gifts of $1,000 and above D. Glide Foundation Embassy Suites
Anonymous (2) Norma & Allan Lammers Don & Denise Timmons
Rumsey Community Fund Kris & Jim Levy Jain Farnsworth
Sacramento Stormwater Apco Worldwide United Way California Capital Kent Farnsworth
Maria & Hal Baker Christine McGlasson Region
Quality Partnership Janet E. Feil
Bank of Sacramento Anne & Malcolm McHenry Vanguard Charitable
Service Systems Associates, Inc. John E. Fischer
Linda & James Barnes Robert L. McKeown Endowment Program
Smart & Final Foodservice Phyllis Foster
Distributors Carolyn & Richard Bojé Joseph & Elizabeth Metz Tracy Vesci Granite Construction Company
Claudia Guy Reina Schwartz & KT Jorgensen E-Z Painting Nancy & Robert Tate Dave Roberts Landscaping
Daniel J. Healy Stephen & Marilyn Skinner Filco Discount Center - Sacramento Don & Denise Timmons Marion Diller
Steve & Rosanne Heipel Lux & Robin Taylor William W. Fobes II U. S. Bank Elephant Bar Restaurant
Howard & Katy Hughes Bill & Janne Wissel Dr. & Mrs. Murray E. Fowler Tracy Vesci Exotic Plants
Gail & William Kassis Patty & Barry French Mike & Bobbie Voris Fallen Leaf Tree Service
Claire Kinsley Zoo’s Backyard Liz Gibson Warren G. Bender Co. Patty & Barry French
Steven & Ginger Kuhs Dave Roberts Landscaping Bill & Nancy Gilbert Wells Fargo Mary Healy & Steve O’Brien
KYMX FM “Mix 96” Home Depot Global Steel Products Corp. Mike & Jeanne Zaslove Nancy Herman
Law Offices of Gregory D. Thatch Procida Landscaping Greater Alarm Maloof Sports & Entertainment
Valerie McCormick The Sacramento Bee Hester Roofing Mangabeads
Joan & Greg McGinty Sacramento Stormwater Dorothy R. Jaman TRIBUTES
J. Alan Mueller
Marcy Meyer Quality Partnership Law Offices of Gregory D. Thatch In Memory of Alan Lowell Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Virginia Miller Marquee Fire Protection Paradigm Winery
Mary Janis Mitchell Boo at the Zoo Valerie McCormick Gail & William Kassis
Comcast Edwin M. Zurflueh Procida Landscaping
Manuel & Marilyn Mollinedo Robert L. McKeown
Kelley & Gabriel Moran Raley’s Joseph & Elizabeth Metz Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery &
In Memory of George E. Reiner Restaurant
Charles A. & Ann P. Mower Radio Disney Miles Treaster & Assoc. Eileen & Gil Rodriguez
Nationwide Retirement Solutions New West Partitions Maria & Hal Baker
Conservation Royal Headwear
Pat Oehler Para-Medical Labels Gerry & Dow Barnes
Anonymous Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Bill & Mary O’Keefe Paradise Backyards Mr. & Mrs. William J. Barton
Oshima & Yee Architects, Inc. Lois & Grant Chappell Pavestone Sacramento River Cats
Victor & Karen Binsacca
Charles A. Parent Pioneer Grading & Paving, Inc. Safari LTD
Patricia A. Bucknell &
Neil & Carol Pfafman Education June Reiner Joao M. T. Coelho Safari West Wildlife Preserve
Mitch & Jennifer Rohrer Linda & Royce Price Rex Moore Electrical Contractors Lois & Grant Chappell Service Systems Associates, Inc.
Dr. David M. Sander & Dr. RCA Community Fund of the & Engineers Mary & Lee Coldren Smart & Final
Margaret E. Parsons Sander Sacramento Region Community River City Glass, Inc. Don & Verna Cole Southwest Airlines
Betsey M. Scheuermann Foundation Scott & Bernie Rogers Starbucks
Mary J. Delavan
& Gilman Kelley Setzer Foundation Sutter Hospital
David Sexton Endowment Dental Creations
Sunoptics Prismatic Skylights George Durnay Travel Host
Robert & JoEllen Shanks Carolyn & Richard Bojé Sutter Hospital Unger Construction
Sandra Shirley Estate of Willoughby Lyons Marlene Ishihara
Lux & Robin Taylor Gail & William Kassis Universal Fences
Jerry Shuper Thornton S. Glide Jr. and US Marine Corp Reserves
Sara & Ken Shuper Giraffe Exhibit Katrina D. Glide Foundation Bill & Joyce Koontz
Karla & John Florian Calvin & Lily Lai Winchester Country Club
Keith & Marjorie Sippola Townsend & Schmidt Masonry Windmill Nursery
Albert & Dorothy Souza Shirley & Thomas Manning TSD Engineering, Inc. Marilyn Larsen
Michael & Kim Stenson Jeff & Lisa Schumacher Dean F. Unger, AIA Jack & Charlotte Mast
Delta & Gary Mello Media Sponsors
Strong & Associates Unger Construction AT&T Yellow Pages
Pamela & Henry Szczesniak Ice Cream Safari University of California Davis Lawrence & Beverly Mullnix
KMAX UPN 31 P. Onnigian California Musical Theatre
Cas & Jacqueline Szymanowski Wells Fargo Broadway Series
Peggy J. Van Wicklin Mix 96 Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Katie Reinwand CBS Radio
Ken & Muriel Wemmer Gould & Birney, LLP Anne Rudin
Swingin’ Safari Golf Tournament Diane Wolfe Comcast
Diane Wolfe Barbara Z. Rudin Elk Grove Auto Mall
Edwin M. Zurflueh Armour Steel Company, Inc. John & Barbara Spencer
Bank of Sacramento Wild Affair Entercom Communications
Connie Sundquist Corporation
Wild Providers Buehler & Buehler Associates Michael Arrese & Gabrielle Daniel Peter & Jane Weisser
California Communities Maria & Hal Baker KATM 103 FM “KAT Country”
Anonymous Maryn Whitney KCCL 101.9 FM “The Wolf”
Marisa & Michael Alcalay Capital Engineering Consultants, Inc. Linda & James Barnes
Classique Catering Daniel & Rosalie Yee KCTC AM 1320
Maria & Hal Baker Joe Bittaker
Embassy Suites Michael & S. Candace Bolton KDND 107.9 FM “The End”
Steve & Joyce Brand In Memory of
M. Carol Brown & Carole F. Nutt Eskaton Steve & Joyce Brand KFBK AM 1530 News Talk
Lois & Grant Chappell John E. Fischer California Communities Kevin D. Van Der Molen KGBY FM Y92.5
William T. Comstock Vice Mayor Rob Fong Grant & Kristin Chappell Bunny Alexander KHKK 104.1 FM “The Hawk”
Gary & Lisa Decker Daniel J. Healy Lois & Grant Chappell Tananarive M. Aubert KHOP 95.1 FM
John & Karen Dowdell John F. Otto, Inc. Catherine Cooper Maria & Hal Baker KHYL FM V101.1
Roger & Carol Dreyer Nacht & Lewis Architects Kelsey Corrick Sylvia Bender KIID AM 1470 Radio Disney
Patty & Barry French Nationwide Retirement Solutions Michael & Ronnie Corrick Georginia L. Borton, Ph.D. KJOY FM 99.3
Bill & Nancy Gilbert Oshima & Yee Architects, Inc. Jennifer H. Crabb & Tony Lauria Susan Carey KNCI FM 105.5
Mary Healy & Steve O’Brien Point West Administrators, Linda & Jim DeLong Lisa J. Clement KOVR CBS 13
Insurance Services Downey, Brand Attorneys, LLP Catherine Cooper KSEG The Eagle 96.9
Starr & Edward Hurley Premier Access
Lois Jack Art & Kathy Dublin Michael & Ronnie Corrick KTIP 1450 AM
Rex Moore Electrical Jain Farnsworth KVIE PBS TV 6
Dorothy R. Jaman Contractors & Engineers Linda & Jim DeLong
Terry & Penny Kastanis Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Kent Farnsworth George Durnay KVMR 89.5 & 99.3 FM
Jennifer & Erik Krengel Service Systems Associates, Inc. Virginia Fleig Simone M. Geoffrion & KWIN 97.7 & 98.3
Anne & Malcolm McHenry Sierra West Group Vice Mayor Rob Fong Janice M. Ehly KYMX FM Mix 96
Robert L. McKeown Signature Reprographics Paul & Nancy Frame Dorothy J. Gilchrist PennySaver USA
James & Carlin Naify Stephen S. Brand, Attorney at Law Patty & Barry French Cherry Hicks Raley’s
Mike M. Namba Strong & Associates David A. Geremia & Bruce & Jean Kern The Sacramento Bee
Todd & Michele Neuegebauer Maureen Reedy-Geremia
Sysco Food Services of Dena & Jack McCarroll Sacramento News & Review
Milo Nittler Sacramento, Inc. Bill & Nancy Gilbert
Mary Healy & Steve O’Brien Delta & Gary Mello Sacramento Public Library
Scott & Bernie Rogers Unger Construction Lindsey Moseanko Sacramento Stormwater
Melodie & Chris Rufer Warren G. Bender Co. Cynthia Keasling
Kathleen Pepin Quality Partnership
Jeff & Lisa Schumacher Wells Fargo Bank Steven & Ginger Kuhs
Norma & Allan Lammers June Reiner Terry Hines and Associates
Kris & Jim Levy Patrick & Kerri Rooney UPN 31 KMAX
ZooMobile Sara & Ken Shuper Washington Mutual
Rumsey Community Fund Shirley & Thomas Manning
Veterinary Hospital Joan & Greg McGinty In-Kind Donations
Anonymous Christine McGlasson $500 and above
Airco Mechanical Meyer Corporation
Manuel & Marilyn Mollinedo American Fly Fishing Co.
James & Nadine Anderson
Carolyn & Richard Bojé Bill & Mary O’Keefe Asma’s Design
Georgina L. Borton, Ph.D. Marilyn & Dean Park Tananarive M. Aubert
Stephen & Joyce Brand Ken & Jennifer Peters Bar S Foods
Fritz Brown River City Bank Baskin Robbins
Camelia City Millwork, Inc. Scott & Bernie Rogers Larry Bassham
Mitch & Jennifer Rohrer Paul & Eva Begley Every effort has been made
Chain Link Fence & Supply to include all our donors, if
Lois & Grant Chappell Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Dave Bender
Art & Susan Savage Steve & Joyce Brand however, we have unintentionally
City of Sacramento
J. Richard Clarke Service Systems Associates, Inc. California Musical Theatre omitted someone, please accept
Brenda & Grant Deary Sara & Ken Shuper Jay Cohen our apologies and call our
Eklin Medical David & Evelyn Spottiswood Jennifer H. Crabb & Tony Lauria development office at
Elk Grove Auto Mall Pamela & Henry Szczesniak 916-808-8815.
Statement of Financial Position as of December 31, 2006
2006 was successful in many ways; not only as reflected in the financial
statements but with increased numbers of visitors, members and donors.
The extra effort of the entire staff all contributed to this success.
Admission revenue was the highest in the Society’s history at almost $1.7M.
Over the last years, the attendance has been steady at approximately
Cash, equivalents and investments $2,305,987 $2,511,066
450,000 per year with a slight increase in gate prices. Admission revenue
Accounts and bequests receivable 87,414 96,803
accounts for 40% of our operational budget.
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 129,230 52,640
Property and equipment - net 4,406,449 1,775,042 Membership again surpassed budget with net revenue of over $400,000.
Charitable remainder trust assets 452,238 554,907 Education supports the Zoo substantially with summer programs netting
$60,000; group overnights netting $30,000; and the ZooMobile bringing in
Total Assets $7,381,318 $4,990,458 $24,000. Zoo keys, the dump truck and train have netted the Zoo $55,000.
Service System Associates, the gift shop and food concessionaire generated
Liabilities and Net Assets a $369,000 commission.
Liabilities A generous bequest increased our endowment fund which now stands at
Accounts payable $256,781 $250,035 almost $1,600,000. This increase enabled us to begin using some of the
Payable to City of Sacramento - net 115,395 180,913 interest from the investments to support the Zoo’s activities.
Accrued and other liabilities 98,115 135,139 The City has been very generous and increased its support and is now
Capital lease obligation 74,400 58,973 helping the Zoo with $760,500 this year. With the City bond of $1,200,000
Total Liabilities 544,691 625,060 we were able to complete the new veterinary hospital.
Donations-in-kind, which are non-cash donations, are as varied as radio/TV/
newspaper advertising, which we don’t pay for, to items for auctions. We also
Net Assets receive gifts to be used by the zoo: enrichments for the animals, equipment
Unrestricted $4,598,970 $2,284,252 for the vet hospital, plants for landscaping, wheelchairs for visitors, office
Temporarily restricted 674,334 1,334,443 equipment and much more.
Permanently restricted 1,563,323 746,703
Overall, we are showing $409,000 net operating income for 2006. This
Total Net Assets $6,836,627 $4,365,398
excellent of additional funds generated, will help us to work on the needed
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $7,381,318 $4,990,458 improvements for AZA accreditation.
Congratulations to the staff of the Zoo.
Revenue and Support Operating Expenditures
Gate admissions 25%
Capital Animal care 31%
Sacramento 11% improvements 35%
In-kind donation 2%
Visitor services &
other revenue 5%
Special events 3%
City of Sacramento
Bond for Vet
Concessions 5% Hospital 18%
Visitor & member
grants and Marketing and
sponsorships 19% Memberships 10% development 9%
Gate admissions $ 1,687,000
. . . . . . . Animal care . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,872,300
City of Sacramento $ 760,500 . . . Visitor & member
Memberships $ 642,400
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services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 717,000
Contributions, grants Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 461,800
and sponsorships $ 1,253,600 . . . . Marketing,
Concessions $ 368,700
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
& development . . . . . . . $ 559,400
Education $ 200,300 Capital
improvements $ 362,100
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. . . . . . . .
Special events $ 176,300
. . . . . . . . .
Visitor services & administrative . . . . . . . . . $ 2,101,100
other revenue $ 333,663
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In-kind donation $ 119,400
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This statement presents a brief overview of the Sacramento Zoological Society’s financial activites for the year ended December 31, 2006. To review a complete copy of
the audited Financial Statements and Report of Independent Certified Public Accountants with all accompanying notes, please contact the Society’s Director of Finance
at 916 . 808 . 2684.
The mission of the Sacramento Zoological Society is to inspire appreciation, understanding and respect for all
living things through stimulating education, wholesome recreation, and innovative species management.
Sacramento Allen Kwong Renee Towan Jason Vang Linda McFarland
Zoo Staff Edmund Kwong Ray Wack Neng Vang Patty French
Marie Armstrong Ruby Lara-Moore Anthony Walker Susan Vang Lisa Rae Polk
Scott Larsen Nathaniel Weaver Asia Vue
Serena Bagshaw Doug Ellinger
Gene Marksbury Elaine Werner Lisa Vue
Brooke Beley Linda Barnes
Wendalyn White Paul Vue
Sterling Bell-Senteney Amanda Mayberry
Shawn Vue Gerry Grant
Christopher Boatwright Laurel Meleski Robin Whittall
Chris Waltz Jean Kern
Steven Boyd Delta Pick Mello Jaime Wilson
Tom Xiong Judy Funari
Jack Brady Robert Merrill Lindsay Wudel
Choua Yang Cindy Cheney
Rebekah Bridges Anne Metcalf Helen Yee
Heather Brown Lindsey Moseanko Panghoua Yang
Cindy Chow Poua Yang Daychairs
Lisa Clement James Norwood Brandon Yip Catherine Cooper
Daniel Delgado Leah Ortiz Heather Yip Sandy Johnson
Lynette Elia Christina Parker Nicholas Young Leila Sisson
Meagan Edwards Kathryn Parker Alice Quinn
Leslie Field Kimberly Parrino Sacramento Zoo
Michael Dorton George Durnay
Robert Flaherty Chris Fallis Edna Caluza
Janine Fong Karl Gip Karla Kowalcyk
Jessica Franck Scott Rammel Amber Groves Education Director
Mary Ellen Franco Monique Reichel Dion Henderson 2006
Sabrina Friedline Charles Rogers Education Director
Rosemary Garcia Harriet Saeck Robert Lawson Gail Lenhart, President
Heather Fargo, Mayor
Ann Geiger-Wudel Crystal Schalmo Brenda Lee Jan Larsson,
Patricia Lee Vice President Council Members
Simone Geoffrion Valorie Schneider
Samantha Mello Rob Axell, Treasurer Ray Tretheway
Brenda Gonzalez Jim Schnormeier District 1
Webster Moreland Regina Silva, Secretary
Michelle Hapgood Laura Schultz Sandy Sheedy
Charles Richard Murnighan District 2
Mary Healy Kimberly Sheffield
Krystle Parkison Board Members Steve Cohn
Susan Healy Jason Skaleske District 3
Keith Perry Gerry Grant
Jennifer Hodges Marilyn Small Robert King Fong
Max Pone Phyllis McGrath District 4
Melissa House Dagmar Smith Eileen Rodriguez D.J. Gilchrist Lauren Hammond
Lacey Jackson Katherine Smith Kao Saeteurn District 5
Asheley Jones Brian Sodeman Bonnie Schnormeier Kevin McCarty
Lois Chappell District 6
Caroline Lara Kirkendall Chad Summers Jennifer Schnormeier
Joshua Koenenmann Bill Tabb Linda Silak Lauren Kraft District 7
Lauren Kraft Laurie Todd David Vang Michelle Gardner Bonnie Pannell
THE SACRAMENTO ZOO
3930 West Land Park Dr., Sacramento, CA 95822 T: (916) 808-5888
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