educational animals

March 2014

A New Face in the Pond: Opening our Doors

By |2014-03-25T20:19:06-04:00March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

If you’ve been following the KTTC over the last few months, you know we have been working hard on our new location. The effort is truly paying off as we prepare to open our doors to the public this Saturday, March 29 for our Grand Opening! Come out anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [...]

A New Face in the Pond: Settling In

By |2014-03-11T15:19:35-04:00March 11th, 2014|Uncategorized, Volunteers|

With glimpses of Spring all around us, I suddenly realized how quickly time is flying. I am already well past the halfway point in my time with the KTTC, and I have learned so much! I'll admit I was a little nervous at the beginning because of my lack of turtle knowledge, but I have [...]

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 [...]

September 2010