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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Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free for zoo members and with paid zoo admission

Presented by the Friends of the Zoo in partnership with Greening USA's Sustainability Academy

Join the zoo to celebrate Earth Day 2015! Learn about the zoo's efforts to sustain biodiversity and see how you and your family can make a difference, too! Chat with zoo staff at animal demonstrations and keeper talks featuring some of the zoo's resident endangered species and visit "green" booths and exhibitors.

Schedule subject to change

Schedule of Activities: Coming Soon!


Time Description Location

*Outdoor activities are weather permitting. Announcements 5 to 10 minutes prior to activity will confirm occurrence.