Please note: Saturday, August 18: In preparation for our annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, FPZ will close at 1:00 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold through 12:30 p.m.

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Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!

Thursday, September 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Adult Lecture Series

When: September 13, 6:00pm-8:00 p.m.
Location: Turtle Swamp Brewing, 3377 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130
Speaker: Dr Bryan Windmiller, Director of Conservation at Zoo New England
Price: $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door

Grab a fermented ale of choice as you join us for Zoo New England’s Conservation Lecture Series. Each month will highlight a different brewery and science or conservation project. The night will begin with a meet and greet with our animal ambassadors and then transition to a short lecture on a topic that highlights important work to save species both regionally and globally.

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Turtles of Massachusetts: Their Natural History and Conservation

Turtles have likely lived in what we now call Massachusetts for more than 200 million years. They are a diverse group of fascinating animals, with some amazing adaptations. Our most common species, the painted turtle, for example, can survive for more than three months without any oxygen and hatchling painted turtles typically pass the winter frozen solid in their underground nests. One individual tortoise recently passed away at an estimated age of 255 years old! Despite their toughness, more than half of the 330 turtle species worldwide are in some danger of extinction from human hunting and landscape change.

Dr. Bryan Windmiller, Director of Conservation at Zoo New England will discuss the habits and peculiarities of our armored Bay State residents and the programs that ZNE and others are doing to ensure their survival well into the future.