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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New Arrivals

Violet Turaco Chick

A violet turaco chick hatched at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on November 15, 2014.

The chick can now be seen on exhibit with its parents in the Diversity of Birds area.

The hatching of this turaco chick is valuable to the genetic pool, as its parents are founders for the North American population.

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