Help us name our baby Blanding’s headstart turtles!

The Toronto Zoo’s new ‘Adopt-an-Animal’ turtle package offers you the chance to name one of our 49 baby Blanding’s turtles from our headstart program. Each of the turtles will be released into the Rouge National Urban Park next year as part of our comprehensive approach to species recovery within the park. Each new turtle parent will:

  • Have the opportunity to name their baby Blanding’s turtle,
  • Receive an adoption certificate with a colour photo of your turtle and its’ new name, and
  • Be invited to an exclusive event where you will get to meet some of our Adopt-a-Pond staff as well as Captain Sunshine – a mature Blanding’s turtle

These adoption packages make a unique gift that allows you to support the great work Toronto Zoo is doing to save threatened animals like the Blanding’s Turtle as well as the Adopt-a-Pond Wetland Conservation programme. Oh and it’s also a ton of fun! For more information or to purchase your package, click here and scroll down to the ‘Turtles Are Tops’ link.


Name one of our adorable baby Blanding’s Turtles and receive your very own personalized ‘adoption certificate’! Photo by Scott Gillingwater