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September 2012

Effective Placement of Road Mitigation Using Lessons Learned from Turtle Crossing Signs in Ontario

By |2012-09-24T09:13:54-04:00September 24th, 2012|Research, Uncategorized|

Turtle Crossing Sign Locations in Southern Ontario To counteract road-kill, a direct consequence of road-wildlife interactions, transportation planners and wildlife biologists are working together to find solutions. Historically, transportation planners have often placed wildlife crossing signs for deer and moose along roads where these animals may pose a traffic safety hazard. More recently, [...]

Nov 1 Turtle Workshop at OWREN Conference

By |2012-09-13T09:41:10-04:00September 13th, 2012|Events, Uncategorized|

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sue Carstairs is going to be offering a day-long "Turtle Workshop" at the upcoming Ontario Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Network Conference in Niagara Falls, ON. The conference will run from Thursday November 1-3, 2012 with the Turtle Workshop being held on Thursday November 1st. All registration costs for the [...]

KTTC @ Peterborough Field Naturalists

By |2012-09-05T10:48:59-04:00September 5th, 2012|Events, Outreach, Uncategorized|

All are welcome to come out to the Peterborough Field Naturalists' meeting on Wednesday, September 12th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre has been growing steadily since it first opened its doors in 2002. Kate Siena, Development Coordinator at the KTTC, will share with the group some of the successes [...]

August 2012

Introducing Paddy – KTTC’s Newest Ambassador!

By |2012-08-07T22:09:34-04:00August 7th, 2012|Outreach, Uncategorized|

KTTC is thrilled to be able to introduce “Paddy” to the public. Paddy is a handsome 29-year-old male snapping turtle that was admitted on May 27, 2012. Paddy is a unique snapping turtle. He was purchased at a pet store as a hatchling 29 years ago! His adopted family was unaware that it is illegal [...]

“Non-releasable” turtles at KTTC

By |2012-08-07T22:08:15-04:00August 7th, 2012|Outreach, Uncategorized|

When is a turtle deemed non-releasable and what does this mean? There are three basic reasons why a wild turtle could not be released. The injuries that they sustained will prevent them from surviving in the wild We do not know their where they came from (point of origin) They were housed with pet turtles [...]

Visit Blandella and the Stinkpots at Riverview Park & Zoo this summer

By |2012-08-07T22:07:14-04:00August 7th, 2012|Outreach, Uncategorized|

If you have ever been to Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, you’ve likely met our education turtles “Blandella” and “Andrea”, both non-releasable Blanding’s turtles. Currently, Blandella is on loan to the Riverview Park and Zoo where she is part of a wetland exhibit. Members of the public are able to visit Blandella our three Stinkpots (or [...]

Rescue of Snappers in Turn-of-the-century Grist Mill

By |2012-08-07T22:06:38-04:00August 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|

It is not very often that we get to go out on turtle rescue calls at the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre; and so Friday July 20th proved to be an exciting day. KTTC had set up an education booth at the Antique Classic Car show days earlier and had spoken to one the site managers. They [...]

Unusual Turtle Injury

By |2012-08-07T21:57:04-04:00August 7th, 2012|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

Turtle #77 admitted to KTTC this season was truly a unique case. The majority of the turtles arriving at the centre have been hit by cars, or occasionally boats. We even get the occasional call about turtles stranded in construction sites or pools. 2012-077 however, came to us having been kicked by a horse! On [...]

First hatchling of 2012!

By |2012-08-07T21:55:37-04:00August 7th, 2012|Turtle Hospital, Uncategorized|

On July 30th, KTTC welcomed its first hatchling of the season. As the 172nd turtle admitted to the centre this season, it is affectionately referred to as “PATU 2012-172”. Hatching season is always the most exciting time of the season for staff and volunteers. It comes as a reward at the end of a long and [...]

William’s koolaid stand brings in $20.85 for KTTC

By |2012-08-07T21:51:32-04:00August 7th, 2012|Kids, Uncategorized|

On a hot July day 6-year-old William set up a kool-aid and brownie stand at his parent’s yard sale where he raised a total of $20.85! Rather than keeping it, he insisted that it be donated to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre to help the injured turtles at the hospital. KTTC outreach volunteers had visited William’s school, and apparently the presentation had made quite [...]

July 2012

Over 250 Attend Grand Opening of Turtle Ed Centre!

By |2012-07-18T18:25:56-04:00July 18th, 2012|Outreach, Uncategorized|

With great excitement and an exploding sense of accomplishment, the staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre watched as the green ribbon was cut to the new “Turtle Education Centre” on Sunday, July 15 in the Village of Keene. The ribbon was cut by Donald and Jodie Gray from the [...]