Category Archive: Blanding’s Turtles

Meet the Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

The Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is one of eight native turtle species to Ontario and is currently categorized as threatened by the Ontario Endangered Species Act, 2007. These guys have a distinctive bright… Continue reading

First Turtle Tallies of the 2013 Season!

Congratulations Dj Sproat for entering the first 2013 season’s Turtle Tally! On March 22, Sproat saw the first season’s turtle swimming in a wetland near the town of Stirling. Unfortunately Sproat was unable… Continue reading

Blanding’s Headstart Update

Our headstart Blanding’s turtles are doing very well! When our little guys hatched in August their average weight was around 10g. Today they weigh a healthy 18g, and are even starting to develop… Continue reading

Ontario Blanding’s Turtles get a Head Start at Toronto Zoo

by KEN ARDILL, Zoo Photographer (Volunteer) || One day old and cute, cute, cute! It’s a Blanding’s Turtle, born at Toronto Zoo on August 6th! This medium-size species, found around the Great Lakes, has… Continue reading

Hatchlings Raised at the Toronto Zoo Brace Themselves for the wild of Kejimkujik

by BHAVNA SAMTANI, Visual Communications Intern || July 6th, 2012 marked the release of 50 head-started Blanding’s turtles into Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. The turtles had been raised in the… Continue reading

Blanding’s Turtle – by Isabelle, age 8