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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Rosamond Gifford Zoo's Elephants Return from Canada

 

Targa, Mali and little Chuck are now residing at Asian Elephant Preserve

 Syracuse, NY (November 10, 2011) - The Rosamond Gifford Zoo announced today that the three elephants temporarily residing at Canada's African Lion Safari have returned to Syracuse.

"Targa, Mali and little Chuck have safely returned to their home here at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo," said Zoo Director Ted Fox. "We are so thankful to our Canadian colleagues for taking such good care of them over the past five years and look forward to reuniting the herd in the near future."

"This is an exciting time to be at the zoo," said Janet Agostini, president of Friends of the Zoo. "We are so grateful to members of the community who took part in our 'Buy a Mile' campaign, which raised $8,650 to help bring the elephants home."


trio reunite

Little Chuck, Mali and Targa