Paintings by the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Animals on Exhibit

An exhibit of special paintings created by some of the zoo sanctuary animals opens Friday, March 8 in the Community Gallery at 48 Natoma Street. The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s “animal artists-in-residence” program includes Boss Hog the African pygmy hedgehog, Ernie the Zebu, Henry the black bear, Funk the skunk, Delilah the mule deer, and Pouncer the tiger. Each animal uses washable, non-toxic paint to create their unique, one-of-a-kind works of art. The act of painting provides the animals with behavioral enrichment, and all proceeds from the sale of the paintings are used to help care for and feed the zoo sanctuary animals.

The gallery is located in the 48 Natoma Senior and Public Art Center; regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Call 916-461-6601 for more information.
 
Come to the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Saturday, March 9 and watch Pouncer the tiger create one of her special paintings starting at 10:30 a.m. The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary is located at 403 Stafford Street; regular admission fees apply.