Category Archive: Turtles

Nature Wins in Ontario

Green energy sources, like wind farms, are fantastic solutions for make our communities more environmental. However, if their construction comes at a price of destroying valuable habitat and wildlife, it defeats their purpose. … Continue reading

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

Turtles of Toronto

Toronto is considered a multicultural city with a mosaic of people living together from different backgrounds. Well the turtles in Toronto seem to share a similar situation. Can you spot the four species… Continue reading

Turtles Are Nesting!

 Thank you Turtle Talliers for reporting your sightings of nesting turtles!  So far we have been getting reports of Snapping turtles on the move, and nesting Painted and Map turtles. Make sure to… Continue reading

World Turtle Week happening at the Zoo from May 18th to 23rd

World Turtle Week happening at the Zoo from May 18th to 23rd. Staring the same weekend as the opening for the new Giant Panda exhibit! You won’t want to miss all the festivities!… 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

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

Look out for Turtles on the Road

Spring is in the air! And with all of nature’s extracurricular activities it will be soon be time for the sightings of many new mother turtles making there long journey to their nesting… Continue reading

Colin’s Out for Spring

The Toronto Zoo Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme has been tracking a juvenile Blanding’s turtle named Colin since 2005. We have watched Colin grow up and he has become a real celebrity around the… Continue reading

Teachers Win Your Class a Free Trip to the Zoo!

WIN a Free Class Trip to the ZOO! Help celebrate the magnificent world of turtles with the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme! Have your class create and decorate sculptural turtles using any… Continue reading