Archive for May 2015

Ray of Hope for the World’s Most Endangered Turtle

by Heather Lowe  The TSA, San Diego Zoo Global and Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo recently announced that working in conjunction with Changsha Zoo, Suzhou Zoo and the China Zoo Association, a female Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei)—potentially the last female of her species—has been artificially inseminated. The procedure, which brought together top scientists from China, Australia and the…

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Spring has Sprung at the TSC

by Heather Lowe  The TSA recently welcomed an important addition to the Turtle Survival Center (TSC). Hatched in May 2014, the one year old Southern Vietnam Box Turtle (Cuora picturata) was acquired from a private breeder in the United States. The captive bred individual represents an important step in building a first generation population which is…

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