Category Archive: Turtles

Help to End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario

End the Snapping Turtle Hunt in Ontario With its’ serrated shell and dinosaur-like tail, snapping turtles are one of Ontario’s most distinctive – and misunderstood native turtle species. Despite the fact that they… Continue reading

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

Making Roads Safer for Turtles

The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project has been moving along at a slow and steady pace over the past 10 years. Starting as a group of concerned citizens who wanted to do something… Continue reading

World TurtleWeekend!

Sunday May 22 and Holiday Monday May 23, 2016 Main Event: Americas Wetlands 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Turtles around the world are threatened with extinction, but they are also some of 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

It’s World Wetlands Day at the Zoo, Jan.31!

Join Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Programme to celebrate World Wetlands Day with our friends from EcoSpark on Sunday, January 31st! EcoSpark has teamed up with youth around the Greater Toronto Area to develop the… 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

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

Turtle Protector Saves Over 200 Baby Turtles!

Check out the full story of Pat and his turtles using the video link below: VIDEO LINK  Article taken from Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV CKWS Newswatch Published July 07, 2015 06:07… Continue reading

Top Three Ontario Turtle Talliers in the Month of May!

Top Three Ontario Turtle Talliers in the month of May! John Mills of Toronto submitted 21 sightings of turtles swimming and basking in the Toronto area. That’s right, even big cities have room… Continue reading