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, May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Join the zoo to celebrate Earth Day 2014! 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:

 

Time Description Location
10:30 Up Close & Personal: Raptor
Lower Lobby
11:00 Species at Risk Talk:
Panamanian Golden Frogs
Panamanian Golden Frog Exhibit, Cave
11:30 *Elephant Encounter Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter
12:00 Up Close & Personal: Eastern Box Turtles
Cave Entrance
1:30 *In The Wings Bird Show Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter
2:00 Species at Risk Talk:
Golden Lion Tamarin
Gold Lion Tamarin Exhibit, Social Building
2:30 *Species at Risk Talk:
Red Panda
Red Panda Exhibit, Wildlife Trails
3:00 Bird Feeding
Diversity of Birds Aviary 


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