• HerpMapper

    1 month ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    Why do turtles cross roads, and how can we help protect them?
    Each year in Minnesota, turtles travel many miles, often crossing roads to nest or seek out a new home in a nearby pond/wetland. Unfortunately road collisions, in addition to habitat loss and pollution, are now threatening turtle populations through the state. Check out how the Minnesota Zoo is working in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to minimize collisions on the road by engineering and installing structures to help them cross roads safely by clicking here !
    A painted turtle crossing a road.
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