Celebrate World Turtle Day with this Craft for Preschoolers
Happy World Turtle Day! Every year on May 23, the American Tortoise Rescue sponsors World Turtle Day. Beyond learning about turtles and tortoises, the American Tortoise Rescue wants us to take acti…
Turtle Releases 2014: Part Two
After a long winter of recovery and rehabilitation, 11 Eastern Box Turtles and one Spotted Turtle are preparing for release, in "part two" of the great turtle release of 2014. The Wildlife Center of Virginia released three aquatic turtles at the end of April.
Wilson was found at Maymont Park in Richmond in October 2009. He was likely an unwanted or escaped pet. When he was found, his entire upper shell had been painted purple. Center veterinary staff painstakingly removed this paint. However, because Wilson had been kidnapped from an unknown location and had lived for some time as a pet, he cannot be returned to the wild.
Emma came to the Wildlife Center in October 2000. She was found wandering the grounds of the University of Virginia, far from her native desert territory. Most likely an escaped or abandoned pet, Emma could not survive on her own in this climate. Emma now lives at the Wildlife Center and teaches children the importance of leaving native animals in their natural environment.
As One Door Closes, Another Opens
Education outreach extern Jackie Nelson poses with Wilson the Education Box Turtle at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Learn more about Wilson, Jackie, and the Wildlife Center by reading Jackie's blog post.
Tips for Helping Turtles
The Wildlife Center of Virginia reminds you to help turtles cross the road but NEVER relocate a turtle to a "better place". Learn more about how you can help turtles!