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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Catering at the Zoo

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Presented by Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in partnership with GreeningUSA's Sustainability Academy and Seafood Watch.

Come to the zoo to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about our 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" activity stations.

Schedule of Activities

Schedule subject to change
*Outdoor activities are weather-dependent
Announcements 5-10 minutes prior will confirm occurrence

Time Description Location
Up Close and Personal: Parrot
Lower Lobby
Giant Pacific Octopus Feeding/Keeper Talk Upper Lobby near U.S.S. Antiquities
Up Close and Personal: Eastern Box Turtles
Upper Lobby near U.S.S. Antiquities
Penguin Feeding and Keeper Talk*
Penguin Coast
Species at Risk Talk: Asian Elephant*
Asian Elephant Preserve
Q and A with a Keeper: Clouded Leopard
Adaptation of Animals
Bird Feeding: Bugs, Fish and Fruit! Diversity of Birds

Please note:
Ample parking is available free of charge at the zoo. If zoo parking lots are full, street parking is available throughout the Tipperary Hill neighborhood and in Burnet Park. Please observe all parking signs and abide by odd/even parking regulations. You will still need to enter the zoo through the main entrance.

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