‘Shells – Invasion of the Land Animals’ Previews First-Ever Turtle and Tortoise to Go on Exhibit at Aquarium of the Bay
The Western Pond Turtle, Clemmys marmorata, is found as far south as
The Cherry-head Red-legged Tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria, is found in
The “Invasion of the Land Animals” preview series includes live animal presentations and interaction, hands-on activities and more. The events are free with Aquarium admission. The fifth and final event, “Soft and Prickly” featuring the Chinchilla and African Pygmy Hedgehog, will take place on
The Western Pond Turtle and Cherry-head Red-legged Tortoise will be part of PG&E Bay Lab, a unique interactive climate change exhibit sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The exhibit features land-dwelling animals as nature’s ambassadors, promoting energy conservation to protect their habitats from the potential impact of climate change.
About Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay is a unique nature center dedicated to creating experiences that inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and all marine environments. It is the only aquarium featuring exhibits focused specifically on the rich and diverse aquatic life and distinctive ecosystems of the Bay and its neighboring waters. The Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and certified as a Green Business by the city of
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