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Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish use their sense of taste as a primary means to detecting food. Taste buds are found over the entire external surface of the fish, as well as inside the mouth, pharynx and gill arches.

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Art Exhibition
Now through Thursday, November 21.
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission

Enjoy extraordinary artwork created by our animals as part of their enrichment activities. Pieces produced by elephant trunks, panda paws, penguin feet, octopus arms and more will be on display leading up to our reception and art auction on November 22.

Reception, Sale & Auction
Friday, November 22, 2019
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
$8 per person in advance| $10 at the door | Free for age 12 & under


Don't miss this opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind "masterpiece!" Dozens of pieces created by our zoo animals will be auctioned off in support of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Light refreshments and cash bar available. A portion of this year's proceeds will benefit wildlife conservation.


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The Rosamond Gifford Zoo AAZK Chapter was established in 1986 and is comprised of animal staff, friends of the zoo and docents.  




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