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Turtle Warriors! How to Help an Injured Turtle

We are excited to hear about individuals of the community and their efforts towards rescuing or protecting turtles. One of our Turtle Talliers recently aided in the rescue of an injured snapping turtle… Continue reading

A Softshell Turtle sighting at Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto

Story courtesy of Don Scallen There are, in a turtle tallier’s year, occasional days that stand out. Saturday June 13 was one for me. I was taking part in Ontario Bioblitz 2015, a frenzied… Continue reading

Have you Seen Turtles Nesting on the Roadside? Some of Our Top Turtle Talliers Share Their Turtle Nesting Stories

Many of our native turtle species have to travel out of their wetland homes to find dry nesting sites on higher ground. Turtles are pretty habitual creatures and will often travel the same… Continue reading

Event: National Aboriginal Day 2015 – Sunday, 2015-06-21

Join Adopt-A-Pond’s conservation partner Turtle Island in celebration of National Aboriginal Day on Sunday, 2015-06-21, Toronto Zoo visitors will receive FREE admission with presentation of Aboriginal status card, Métis card, or a First… Continue reading

Congratulations to Mary Dalli’s grade 1 class at St. Elizabeth Catholic School!

Congratulations to Mary Dalli’s grade 1 class at St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Bowmanville for winning the World Turtle Day School Challenge including free bus transportation and free admission to the Toronto Zoo! GTA students from kindergarten… Continue reading

Top Three FrogWatchers in May

1. Pat Baldwin of Port Perry submitted over 30 sightings of Spring peepers and American toads calling in a full chorus. Pat also heard a few Gray Treefrogs, a species that is not… Continue reading

Event: World Turtle Weekend This Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, May 24, 2015

Is this Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, May 24, 2015 Main Event: Americas Wetlands Also find us in the: Indo-Malaya Pavilion and Americas Pavilion 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Turtles around the world… Continue reading

Our Spring Turtle Research Has Started!

This week Adopt-A-Pond welcomes two new turtle researchers to the team, Travis Landry, Species at Risk Turtle Research Technician and Jethro Valido, Masters Candidate in Biology and Conservation from the University of Toronto… Continue reading

A Big Thank You!!! To Everyone Who Participated in Earth Day and Teachers’ Day Last Weekend at the Toronto Zoo!

A Big Thank You!!! To everyone who participated in Earth Day Celebrations and Teachers’ Day last weekend at the Toronto Zoo! For more information about Toronto Zoo Teacher programs and outreach opportunities visit the Toronto Zoo’s… Continue reading

Worlds Wetlands Day Event At the Toronto Zoo this Sunday and Monday

Sunday, February 1 and Monday, February 2, 2015 – World Wetlands Day 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Americas Pavilion (indoor) While polar bears are enjoying the winter weather, ever wondered where wetland creatures… Continue reading