• Turtle “Trapping” at the Phoenix Zoo

    6 days ago - By Phoenix Zoo

    If you visit the Phoenix Zoo this weekend and see numerous people in boats floating throughout the Papago Park pond, don't worry... they're supposed to be there.
    Every year, it is estimated that hundreds of unwanted pet turtles are released into the Papago Park pond at the front of the Zoo bytheir owners. From May 19 - 21, we are undergoing a routine turtle trapping to help control the population of these nonnative turtles. Managing nonnative and invasive species that have been illegally released is one way we can better protect our native Arizona wildlife.
    The first nonnative species...
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