• Threatened Wood Turtles Released Back Into the Wild

    30 days ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    The Minnesota Zoo, in partnership with the Minnesota DNR, has been working diligently behind the scenes for the past year on a new and critical aspect of our turtle conservation program. And the hard work has certainly paid off! This past June, 13 one-year-old wood turtles, a state threatened species, were released back into the wild with the goal of helping Minnesota's turtles thrive and survive well into the future.
    A one-year-old wood turtle released back into the wild.
    Wood turtles are a riverine species, overwintering in river bottoms and foraging for food in fields and forests...
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