Grand Opening: “Land of the Giants” Tortoise Exhibit
The NEW Zoo is pleased to announce a huge weekend long “Shell”-abration in honor of the Grand Opening of the: “Land of the Giants” Tortoise Exhibit.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Exhibit Grand Opening & Welcome Home Day
Be one of the first to see Al and Tootie in their one of a kind new home! The Aldabra tortoise couple is among the few animals that will see many generations of visitors over their lifetime-the record lifespan being 152 years old! Their new exhibit entitled “Land of the Giants” incorporates innovative new design features sure to please visitors and our resident tortoises alike.
Built to authentically replicate an aldabra’s domed shell from exterior and interior vantage points, the exhibit will serve as a year round bungalow for the happy duo.
Special behind the scene tour opportunities of the new exhibit will be available for $2 per person from 10am-2pm.
First 500 Kids…
In honor of the big day, the first 500 kids will receive tortoise balloons to take on their return home!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Fox11 Family Day “Shell”-abration
Fox11 and the NEW Zoo crew would like to invite everyone out to visit ‘their’ zoo on this special day of ‘shell’-abration! Check out the new exhibit and enjoy extremely reduced admission rates: $2 per person (2 and under are free) and $5 family rates apply to this day only!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Tortoise Sundae at the NEW Zoo
The ‘shell-abration’ continues as we wrap up our grand opening features! Check out the new Land of the Giants exhibits and then stop in at the Mayan, Taste of the Tropics, Restaurant for a delicious ‘tortoise sundae’ treat (little giant sundae-$2 and enormous giant sundae $3.50). Or, consider our yummy turtle cheesecake and dine overlooking the exhibit.