Public invited to RSVP for Sacramento Zoo director’s memorial

The public is asked to email or call to RSVP for a planned memorial for Mary Healy, executive director and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Zoo, who died while traveling to the Galapagos Islands.

The event to celebrate the life of Healy is set for 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at the zoo in William Land Park. RSVP by Friday by emailing acable@saczoo.org or calling (916) 808-8815.

The tribute is open to the public and will include a brief ceremony. After the ceremony guests are invited to tour the zoo as another way to recall Healy’s passion for animals and her good work in Sacramento.

Healy, who led the zoo for almost 15 years, died Aug. 8 from a cerebral aneurysm and heart attack while traveling by ship from Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands. She was 61.

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