Radiated Tortoise

Radiated Tortoise

The radiated tortoise’s shell has a pattern of yellow lines “radiating” from the center of the dark plate of the shell, hence the name. The shell also contains blood vessels and nerves, so a tortoise can actually feel when it is touched.

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Catering at the Zoo

Wizarding Weekend

Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Tickets $8


Calling all witches, wizards, house elves and goblins – you’re cordially invited to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for an enchanted celebration fit for Harry, Ron and Hermione, too! Dress as your favorite character, hop on your broomstick and get ready for a spellbinding weekend of wizarding fun!

Enter Diagon Alley and enjoy complimentary wands at Ollivander’s, magical drink samples at The Leaky Cauldron and gold galleons at Gringott’s (while supplies last)!

Enjoy these fun activities:
  • Quidditch team tryouts
  • Participate in the sorting ceremony
  • Create an origami craft and watch the Magical Potions Demonstration
  • Attend the amazing Care of Magical Creatures Class and meet Eagon the eagle owl along with Mud the incredible cane toad 
  • Keeper talks, fun photo booths and more!

Goodies for purchase at Hogsmeade including Butterbeer Popcorn, Polyjuice Potion Punch, Sorting Cupcakes and more!

Tickets are required to join in on the fun, and include access to special activities, games and giveaways. Get yours online today – a limited number are available, and we expect this event to sell out in advance! Admission to the zoo must also be purchased the day of the event at regular rates (members are always free). Passes are date-specific – reserve yours today!

Note: adults escorting children (or young wizards!) to activities may choose to purchase zoo admission only on the day of the event ($8/non-members; members free)

Special $25 Jr Keeper Owl  Adopt Packages will be available for purchase. Pick yours up at the Owlery and support the zoo with your selection. Quantities are limited! While supplies last.

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