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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Art Exhibition

Friday, November 1 - Saturday, November 23, 2013
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free for zoo members or with paid zoo admission

Dozens of extraordinary works-of-art created by the animals living at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be on display. The exhibition includes several pieces produced by trunks, paws, feet, hooves, scales, skin and, of course, brushes. Don't miss this limited engagement!

Reception, Art Sale & Auction        

Saturday, November 23, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

$5 per person | Children 6 and under are free

If you've ever wanted to purchase a piece of animal artwork, now's your chance! 75 pieces of art created by our zoo animals will be auctioned off in support of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo American Association of Zoo Keepers. Light refreshments and cash bar available. Tickets may be purchased online using the link below, or in-person at the Membership Desk. 

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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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