Feed Aldabra Tortoises During Zoo’s First Animal Experience


You can now feed a giant tortoise breakfast at the Palm Beach Zoo. It’s all part of the Zoo’s first animal experience available to guests. Photo/video and interview opportunities with keepers and participants are available to media this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:15 a.m.

During the Aldabra Tortoise Experience, you’ll be able to visit with our three resident Aldabra tortoises, feed them a breakfast of sweet potatoes and vegetables, and depending on the weather, give them a bath by misting the tortoises with water. Keepers will talk about each tortoise, the stresses on their environment in the wild, and how you can help protect them and their habitat.

The experience is open to all ages, but geared toward children 5 and older with one adult being present for each child. The cost is $60 for 1-4 participants and $90 for 5-8 participants. It will initially be offered Wednesdays through Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. starting April 4. The experience is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register at www.palmbeachzoo.org beginning April 1 to participate in this incredible, hands-on animal encounter.

Zoo photographers will capture each and every moment during guests’ interaction with the tortoises including a group photo. Pictures will be available for purchase at an additional cost through the Gift Shop.

All proceeds from the experience will go toward the care, feeding and enrichment of the Aldabra tortoises at the Zoo. 

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