Category Archive: Photos

Turtle-ly Cool Fieldwork: CALL Intern Experience

We had the pleasure of bringing four interns out in the field with us from the Climate Action Learning & Leadership (CALL) Program. They assisted us with tracking our headstart and adult Blanding’s turtles via radio telemetry and also partook… Continue reading

Bat Weekend Events and Activities #WingedWednesdays

If you haven’t already heard this weekend August 28th and 29th is International Bat Weekend! In celebration the Toronto Zoo’s Native Bat Conservation Program has a bunch of events going on.

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

Meet our Red-spotted Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens)

These cute little guys are being raised in the Toronto Zoo for our education classroom. They are pretty small, reaching about 7-10 cm max. They live in quiet pools or slow-moving backwaters of… Continue reading

World Turtle Day Winners!

Our visitors have voted, and congratulations to all of the schools who took part in this year’s World Turtle Week School Challenge!  Our grand prize winner is Elkhorn Public School’s Mrs. Alvarado’s grade… Continue reading

Spring Toad Festival and World Turtle Week

Our annual Spring Toad Festival took place at the Toronto Zoo on May 4th and May 5th. And what a great event it was! Visitors celebrated the arrival of spring by experiencing the… Continue reading

Top Turtle Tally Photos from 2012

Top FrogWatch Pictures from 2011/2012

Blanding’s Turtle – by Isabelle, age 8

The Loss of a Dear Friend (1999-2011)

by JENNIFER HOWARD, Frog Watch Participant || Back in the summer of 1999, I was in Petsmart and my son Jeff was only 8 years old. He was standing there looking at this… Continue reading