Stonecloud Brewing Company, Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and Turtle Survival Alliance are getting together to celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23rd and you're invited.
Here's what we have in store!
-The OKC Zoo will be bringing turtles to the taproom from 5-7pm for you to meet! They will be educating you on the work they are doing to preserve the lives of turtles and tortoises around the world!
-We will be tapping a Turtle Turtlehead Stout made with caramel, cacao and toasted pecans. Profits from this keg will go to the TSA.
-NEW t-shirts! «Drink Beer, Save Turtles» Shirts will be available in limited quantity. Profits will go to the TSA.
How to win?
-Donate to the TSA the day of, purch...ase one of the Turtlehead Stouts on tap or buy a t-shirt and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win!
-Two zoo tickets that include tortoise encounters
-Two family memberships to the zoo
-Private tour of the brewery
*Winners do not need to be present to win.
Can I bring my kids?
Stonecloud Brewing Co. is a 21+ venue. We do want children to be able to meet the turtles though and will have the zoo set up in our parking lot. NO beer is be brought past the patio.
We recently helped with an emergency tortoise rescue through the TSA and OKC Zoo. Here's what our partner Josh Lucas from the zoo had to say about his work in Madagascar…
«In early April over 10,000 Radiated Tortoises were confiscated from a residence in Toliara, Madagascar. These are a species endemic to Madagascar and critically endangered, they are valued by collectors around the world for their beautiful shells. The Tortoises were crammed into every nook and corner of the house, with very little floor space even being left to walk. They were starved, dehydrated and covered in their own filth.The TSA, working with their partners in Madagascar, was quick to act. The Oklahoma City zoo and other accredited institutions from all over the US rushed to send financial aid and both tortoise and veterinary experts to help the animals.
The zoo sent me, a large volume of veterinary supplies and a monetary donation to help in the restoration and triage effort. I have been in Madagascar almost two weeks now and we’ve done everything from soaking (to help with dehydration) and caring for animals as well as build pens and enclosures. The ultimate goal is to move all 10,000 from a facility in Ifaty Madagascar to a large area of land in Itampolo. Itampolo is part of their natural range and has a much more suitable habitat and land area. I also helped move 813 healthy Tortoises from Ifaty to their new home in Itampolo.
It’s been hard, grueling work in the hot Madagascar desert sun- but worth it to help these incredible and threatened animals.»