Category Archive: Blanding’s Turtles

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… Continue reading

Our Baby Turtles are Growing up!

Staff from the Adopt-A-Pond programme look after 200 baby turtles here at Toronto Zoo. These turtles are more than just interesting creatures to learn about though, they are the future for declining populations… Continue reading

Wishing Shannon Ritchie a warm farewell

The Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme wishes Shannon Ritchie a warm farewell, and good luck on her new adventure into a Master of Science (MSc) program through the University of Toronto at… Continue reading

Wild for Life Magazine:bringing Blanding’s turtles back!

Check out this great article featuring our Blanding’s Turtle Headstart project published in Wild for Life Magazine: Having trouble viewing this article? Try this PDF: WFL_Issue3-Blandings Turtle Article_Toronto Zoo Funding and Support for This Project Has Been Provided By: For… Continue reading

Votes + Inspiration = Appreciation this November!

This November has turned out to be a very exciting month for the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme. Check out our updates below to see what we’ve been up to! Aviva Community… Continue reading

Captain Sunshine Makes Another Outreach Appearance

Amazing Animals by Kyle MacDonald of DurhamRegion.com featured the Toronto Zoo Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation program’s outreach Blanding’s turtle, Captain Sunshine! The very friendly Captain helps us teach kids about turtle conservation in schools… Continue reading

New Baby Blanding’s Turtles!

Success!  We are happy to announce 4 clutches of Blanding’s turtle eggs hatched successfully the over the August long weekend! These baby Blanding’s are our new recruits for Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation… Continue reading

BABY TURTLES RELEASED INTO THE FUTURE ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK

The Toronto Zoo, Parks Canada and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority are working together to help recover a threatened species.  TORONTO, JUNE 23, 2015 – Today the Toronto Zoo, Parks Canada and… Continue reading

March of the Turtles With Our Blanding’s Headstarts

With our warm March weather, Shannon, our Wetland Biologist, and her turtle tracking assistant Nina, have been eager to see if our hibernating headstart juvenile Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) have started waking up. … Continue reading

Tis the Season to Fall in love With Our Blanding’s Headstarts

Turtle season is coming to an end, but it still looks like a few of our young headstart Blanding’s Turtles are enjoying the last warm weather of fall before finding a safe place… Continue reading