New Blanding’s turtle exhibit open!

The Toronto Zoo along with Parks Canada, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) are proud to announce an… Continue reading

Ontario Amphibian and Reptile Field Research Techniques Workshop – Agenda

Turtle presentations in spring 2018

In preparation for the 2018 turtle season, below is a list of presentations and a special event hosted by Think Turtle Conservation Initiative and other turtle partners.   PRESENTATIONS AT THE LIBRARIES  … Continue reading

It’s a turtle trifecta!

Adopt-A-Pond App launch celebrates World Wetlands’ Day!

Did you know that today, February 2, is not only Groundhog Day? It is also World Wetland’s Day! On this date in 1971, the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in Ramsar, Iran. Adopt-A-Pond… Continue reading


My name is Jacob and I am a grade 12 Student from Dunbarton High School. For my co-op placement, I have been helping out with the Blanding’s turtle and Wood turtle head-start and… Continue reading

Hoppy holidays!

Adopt-A-Pond has a new logo!

You may have noticed something new popping up here and there. It’s our new logo! Adopt-A-Pond began in 1991 and has greatly evolved over the past 26 years. The new logo illustrates this… Continue reading

Turtle Tally and FrogWatch Participant Appreciation Day 2017

Last Saturday, November 18, Toronto Zoo hosted their annual FrogWatch and Turtle Tally Appreciation Day to thank the over 480 citizen scientist observers who participated in the programmes in 2017. Since the inception… Continue reading


This $100 turtle package was so popular in 2016 that we brought it back this year! This ‘Adopt-an-Animal’ turtle package offers you the chance to name one of the 49 baby Blanding’s turtles… Continue reading