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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Vote for a Name for Our New Penguin Chick!

Our new Humboldt penguin chick hatched on May 5, 2017 to parents Mario and Montaña. 

Their keepers have determined that the baby is a male. He will be raised by his parents off-exhibit for a couple of months until he is weaned and can join the rest of the colony later this summer.

Meanwhile, his keepers have narrowed their choice of names to six picks for the chick!   All six are in keeping with the species' native Peru.

The nominees and their meanings are:

Emilio - "Friendly"

Maximiliano - "Greatest"

Inigo - "Fiery"

Gustavo - "Leader"

Franco - "Honest"

Vasco Nuñez de Balboa - Explorer who discovered Peru 

Please vote for your top choice here.

2017 penguin chick

Voting will run for one week, from June 2 through June 9, 2017.

The results will be tallied and the winning name announced on Monday, June 12.

Thank you for participating in the vote to name our new penguin!!

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