Spotted Turtle

Spotted Turtle

Spotted turtles are omnivorous (eats both animal and plant foods) and feeds primarily underwater. Spotted turtles are active all day long in early spring. The sex of the hatchling is determined by nest temperature at specific times during the incubation period. Cooler temperatures produce males and warmer temperatures produce females.

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Adult Programs

Twilight at the Zoo


Each adult education program (ages 21 and over) begins with a meet and greet with zookeepers and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a tour with zoo educators and senior animal staff.

Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.

Pre-registration is required. These opportunities will fill up fast!

Twilight at the Zoo: Elephant Behind-the-Scenes Exclusive
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm

Session added due to demand; session on June 8 is SOLD OUT

$60.00/member; $70.00/non-member

Join us for an exclusive experience featuring our amazing Asian elephants including a behind-the-scenes tour of Asian Elephant Preserve. Guests will have the chance to see our elephants up close and learn about the training and management of these majestic animals. We will also discuss the role the Rosamond Gifford Zoo plays in breeding Asian elephants to support conservation of this endangered species. This program will be an excellent opportunity to ask your questions about elephants for the staff who work with them firsthand.

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Twilight at the Zoo: Free-Flight Raptors
Thursday, July 20 at 6:30pm

 

$50.00/member; $55.00/non-member

From a majestic Eurasian eagle owl to swift Harris's hawks, the zoo is home to a variety of birds of prey. Join us to tour the zoo's newly renovated raptor facility, meet some birds up close and even have the chance to see a raptor in free flight on zoo grounds. Senior animal care staff will lead a discussion on care of these birds, and share details about the training process to keep our free-flight birds in top condition. Bring a sense of adventure and a need for speed!

Cancellation Policy:

If you are enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a patron on the waiting list can fill the space. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If there is no waiting list for the program you are cancelling, no refund will be issued.

Wait List:

We often add programs based on the length of the wait list. If the program you are interested in is full, please call (315) 435-8511 x206 with the program name and the number of tickets you require. If a space becomes avaliable or we open another program, we will contact you.

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