Prehensile-Tailed Skink

Prehensile-Tailed Skink

This skink gets its name from its tail which can be used curl around objects such as branches for balance.This is the only known species of skink with a prehensile, or grasping, tail.

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

Presented by Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in partnership with GreeningUSA'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 of Activities

Schedule subject to change

Time Description Location
Up Close and Personal: Parrot
Lower Lobby
Dwarf Cuttlefish Feeding/Keeper Talk Cuttlefish Exhibit/U.S.S. Antiquities
Up Close and Personal: Eastern Box Turtles
Entrance/U.S.S. Antiquities
Up Close and Personal: Raptor
Raptor Yard/Next to Domestic Animal Barn
Species at Risk Talk: Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin Exhibit/Social Building
Species at Risk Talk: Red Panda
Red Panda Exhibit/Wildlife Trails
Bird Feeding: Bugs, Fish and Fruit! Aviary/Diversity of Birds

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