The Sacramento Zoo has more than 500 animals with each species given a specific diet. This includes everything from fruits and vegetables to bugs and bones. A large supplement to the animals’ diets also includes browse.
Browse is non-toxic leafy branches from trees and shrubs that can be found in your front or backyard. Local tree trimmings can become a feast for the animals. And with spring in full-bloom, The Zoo is asking friends and neighbors to donate large branches of freshly groomed growth for specific species of plants.
Rather than placing your tree trimmings in the green waste bin, animals such as giraffes, bongos, chimpanzees, lemurs and many birds can benefit from your browse donations. Sharing your trimmings with the Zoo also means less is going to the landfills.
Browse not only serves as a supplement to the animals’ diets, but the animals also enjoy nibbling leaves, stripping bark and chewing on stems which stimulates their minds through natural behaviors, just like they would do in the wild.
Browse donations can be accepted all year for pre-approved plants and by appointment. To learn more about our browse donations, please visit saczoo.org/browse or contact 916.808.5888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edible Plant List
|Bottle Brush||Liquid Amber||Sycamore|
|Camelia||/ Sweet Gum||Tulip|