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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Adult Programs

Twilight at the Zoo Opportunities!

Each adult education program (ages 21 and over) begins with a meet and greet with zookeepers and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a tour with zoo educators and senior animal staff. Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.

Pre-registration is required. These opportunities will fill up fast!

Twilight at the Zoo Lecture: Animal Population Planning

Thursday, November 19
6:30-8:00 pm

$20/members; $25/non-members


Join us for the newest addition to our Twilight program! During this lecture, learn all about family planning here at the zoo. Discuss conservation considerations with one of the zoo's very own studbook keepers. Learn how AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums participate in international breeding efforts to maintain endangered or threatened species throughout the world. If you've ever wondered about the choices zoos make in regards to captive breeding practices, this program is for you!

Twilight at the Zoo: Meet the Sloths

Thursday, December 3
6:30-8:00 pm

This session is full.

New Session! Thursday, December 10
6:30-8:00 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members


Join us for an after-hours experience with the zoo's sloth collection. Senior animal staff will discuss our amazing sloth family, including a rare video of a sloth birth right here at the zoo. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet our zoo's sloths up close and personal as we learn all about their unique adaptations. Don't miss this unique opportunity to get up close and personal with your favorite animal!

Cancellation Policy:

If you are enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a patron on the waiting list can fill the space. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If there is no waiting list for the program you are cancelling, no refund will be issued.

Wait List:

We often add programs based on the length of the wait list. If the program you are interested in is full, please email or call Liz at 435-8511 ext 205 with the program name and the number of tickets you require. If a space becomes avaliable or we open another program, we will contact you.