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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Catering at the Zoo

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission

Presented by Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in partnership with GreeningUSA and sponsored by National Grid. 

Come to the zoo to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about our efforts to sustain biodiversity and see how you and your family can make a difference. Chat with zoo staff at animal demonstrations featuring some of the zoo's resident endangered species and visit "green" activity stations representing Seafood Watch, Save the Rain, Cornell Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Program, and many more!

Schedule of Activities

Schedule subject to change
*Outdoor activities are weather-dependent
Announcements 5-10 minutes prior will confirm occurrence

Time Description Location
Up Close & Personal: Parrot
Lower Lobby
Noon Important Invertebrates Upper Lobby 
Up Close & Personal: Eastern Box Turtles Cave entrance
Species at Risk Talk: Asian Elephant*
Asian Elephant Preserve
To Be Announced TBA

*Outdoor activities are weather permitting.

Please listen for announcements to confirm occurrence.

Please note: 

Ample parking is available free of charge at the zoo. If zoo parking lots are full, street parking is available throughout the Tipperary Hill neighborhood and in Burnet Park. Please observe all parking signs and abide by odd/even parking regulations. You will still need to enter the zoo through the main entrance.

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