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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Art Exhibition
Sunday, November 1-Friday, November 20, 2015
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

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

Reception, Art Sale & Auction
Friday, November 20, 2015
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! 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.


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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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