Clownfish and certain damselfish are the only species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone. This is due to a layer of mucus on the clownfish’s skin that makes it immune to the fish-eating anemone’s lethal sting.

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Art Exhibition
Wednesday, November 1-Friday, November 16, 2018
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission

Enjoy extraordinary artwork created by our animals as part of their enrichment activities. Pieces produced by elephant trunks, panda paws, penguin feet and snake skin will be on display leading up to our reception and art auction on November 17.

Reception, Sale & Auction
Friday, November 16, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
$8 per person in advance| $10 at the door | Free for age 12 & under


If you've ever wanted to purchase a piece of animal artwork, now's your chance! Dozens of pieces created by our zoo animals will be auctioned off in support of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Light refreshments and cash bar available. A portion of this year's proceeds will benefit wildlife conservation.


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The Rosamond Gifford Zoo AAZK Chapter was established in 1986 and is comprised of animal staff, friends of the zoo and docents.  




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