Atlantic Porkfish

Atlantic Porkfish

Porkfish, like all grunts, produce grunt-like sounds by rubbing their teeth together. These sounds seem to be particularly associated with situations of duress. They are the only type of fish to do so in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 20, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
rain or shine!


Join the zoo in celebrating Earth Day 2013!  Learn about the zoo's efforts to protect wildlife and the environment and see how you and your family can make a difference, too!  Enjoy endangered animal demonstrations and keeper talks, tours of our "green" building, puppet shows and "green" booths and exhibitors.

Free for members and with paid zoo admission.

Note: Schedule subject to change

Schedule of Activities:

Time Description Location
10:30 Up Close & Personal: Raptor
Lower lobby
11:00 "Species at Risk" talk:
Panamanian golden frogs
Panamanian golden frog exhibit
11:15 Puppet Show Alcove across from Jungle Cafe
11:30 Penguin feeding Penguin exhibit
1:15 Puppet Show Alcove across from Jungle Cafe
1:30 Up Close & Personal: Eastern Box Turtles
Entrance to the Cave
2:00 "Species at Risk" talk:
Golden lion tamarin
Gold lion tamarin exhibit
2:45 "Species at Risk" talk:
Snow leopard & Red panda
Snow leopard exhibit
3:30 Up Close & Personal: Amazon parrot
Lower lobby


Save the Rain tours with the Onondaga Earth Corps available by request.
Please inquire at the Save the Rain station.