Category Archive: Blanding’s Turtles

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 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


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

It is an amazing time to be a Blanding’s Turtle at the Toronto Zoo!

Our headstart Blanding’s turtle project is doing swimmingly! 2014 was a great success, with 41 successfully hatched Blanding’s turtles that are scheduled for release in the summer of 2016.  To date we have… Continue reading

We Released The Baby Blanding’s!

On June 30, 2014 the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme, Parks Canada, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Earth Rangers, reintroduced 10 headstart  baby Blanding’s turtles back into the wild in the future Rouge… Continue reading

Imperilled Turtles

Written by Don Scallen, Tuttle Tallier, Primary Science Teacher, Naturalist. Taken from In The Hills Magazine Seven of Ontario’s eight native turtle species are considered “at risk,” “threatened” or “endangered.” Turtles are almost certainly… Continue reading

Colin’s healthy and on the move in Rouge Park.

Colin, our research Blanding’s turtle, has had his yearly health check and is back on the move in Rouge Park. Radio-tracking of a single juvenile Blanding’s turtle, named Colin, continues in Rouge Park’s… Continue reading