Explore Outdoors: A free, natural zoo just steps from downtown Sacramento

Did you know that just a few steps away from downtown Sacramento, there is a free, natural and unrestricted zoo, featuring nearly 300 different birds, mammals, fish and other living creatures that is open seven days a week, 365 days a year and attracts approximately 8 million visitors a year? It is a spot that has been designated as a State and National Wild and Scenic River and stretches 23 miles through Sacramento County. To learn more about how to view a cornucopia of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, eagles and more, for free along the American River Parkway, take a look at the video above.