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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Sweet Treats

Sunday, February 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Free for zoo members and with paid zoo admission 
Note: half-price admission is in effect for this event

A variety of the zoo’s animals will receive Valentine’s Day treats, including the lions, tigers and bears (oh my). Animals will be presented with heart-shaped items (popsicles made with fruit and juice, ice treats with fish or meal worms, meat patties, etc.) as part of the zoo’s enrichment program to encourage natural behaviors found in the wild and enhance overall well-being.

In addition, be sure to stop by our membership desk for a $25 special Junior Keeper Adopt Package available from 10-4:30 p.m. on Sunday only! Limited quantities of elephant, fennec fox and naked mole rat adopts will be packaged in red, lavender or pink bags with festive valentine-colored ribbons for your favorite sweetheart! 


10:15 a.m.    African Lions*

10:30 a.m.    Meerkats

10:45 a.m.    Fossa

11:00 a.m.    Grey Wolves    

11:15 a.m.    Amur Tigers

11:30 a.m.    Fisher

11:45 a.m.    Red Wolves

12:00 p.m.    Snow Leopards

12:15 p.m.    Spectacled Bears


1:00 p.m.      Barn Animals

1:15 p.m.      Siamang

1:30 p.m.      Lemurs

1:45 p.m.      Patas Monkeys

2:00 p.m.      Diversity of Birds

2:15 p.m.      Desert Lizards

2:30 p.m.      Armadillos

2:45 p.m.      Giant Pacific Octopus 

*weather dependent