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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Corporate Partners

Friends of the Zoo would like to thank the following corporations for their partnership: 


The Allyn Foundation
ARC of Onondaga
AXA Equitable
BNY Mellon
Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty
The Bonadio Group
Bond Schoeneck & King
Byrne Dairy
C&S Companies
CNY Arts
Cooper Crouse-Hinds
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Fred L. Emerson Foundation
The Gifford Foundation
Green Family Foundation
Hancock Estabrook
Fred J.Harder Foundation
Herbert S. & Eleanore L. Howard Charitible Foundation
J.W. Burns & Company
Liftech Equipment Companies
Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County
M&T Bank
National Grid
Northwestern Mutual
 Penguin Bay Winery
The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation
SALT District (Near Westside Initiative)
Spirit & Sanzone
T.J. Sheehan
Tipperary Hill Neighborhood Association
TOPS Friendly Markets
Triad Foundation
Women's Fund of Central New York



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