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Wildlife Diaries: Gopher Tortoises- A Keystone Species

  • Alaska Zoo 4731 O'Malley Road Anchorage, AK, 99507 United States (map)

Join Alaska Zoo Distance Learning Coordinator, Shannon Ozee, at the Alaska Zoo to learn about this unique burrow-loving reptile. Learn about how gopher tortoises play an important role in the ecosystem and the challenges facing them in the wild. 

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 Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons File: Gopherus Polyphemus Tomfriedel

Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons File: Gopherus Polyphemus Tomfriedel

Wildlife Diaries programs are illuminating presentations on wildlife topics oriented for zoo patrons of all ages! They are each Tuesday in June, July and August, starting at 7pm on the coffee shop lawn at the Alaska Zoo. Presentations are FREE with paid admission (or membership) into the zoo!

Wildlife Diaries are sponsored by ConocoPhillips and are all ASL interpreted.

For more information, contact Alaska Zoo Education Director, Stephanie Hartman at 907-341-6463 or slhartman@alaskazoo.org.

Earlier Event: July 23
Critter Chat: Box Turtle
Later Event: July 25
Storytime Program for Toddlers