Radiated Tortoise

Radiated Tortoise

The radiated tortoise’s shell has a pattern of yellow lines “radiating” from the center of the dark plate of the shell, hence the name. The shell also contains blood vessels and nerves, so a tortoise can actually feel when it is touched.

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 Adult Programs

Twilight at the Zoo


Join us for these unique opportunities for adults ages 21 and over to learn about the zoo and the animals under our care.

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: Wolves
Thursday, May 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

$55.00/member; $65.00/non-member

Did you know wolves play a critical role in maintaining the health of an ecosystem? Wolves have a controversial history in our country and to this day elicit mixed emotions ranging from mysterious, majestic, and awe-inspiring to vicious, frightening, and pests. Join us as we learn about these incredible creatures that have sparked our imagination and continued national debate. Guests will have the chance to chat with animal staff about our Gray wolves, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of some of our wildlife trails area.

Twilight at the Zoo:
Elephant Behind-the-Scenes Exclusive

Thursday, July 12, 6:30-8 p.m.

$55 members, $65 non-members


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 from the staff who work with them firsthand.

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 x357 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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