Archive for March 2018

TSC End of Winter Update

By Nathan Haislip Winter time is usually a slower season at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC), and although many of our turtles at the TSC slow down or go completely into brumation, the staff does not. During this “off-season” where husbandry demands are lower, our staff focus on facility improvements and the building of new…

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Species Spotlight Vol. 15

by Jordan Gray  Yellow (Golden)-headed Box Turtle (Cuora aurocapitata) Countries of Origin: China (Anhui Province) IUCN Status: Critically Endangered Estimated surviving population:  Considered functionally extinct Habitat: Clear, fast-flowing, hillside streams Biology and Habits: Little has been documented regarding the wild ecology of the Yellow-headed Box Turtle. A highly aquatic species, this turtle rarely leaves the confines of the streams in which…

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Faces of the TSA! Volume 15

by Jordan Gray Who: Jan Holloway (Left) and Janet Fincannon (Right) What: Administrative Coordinator (Jan) and Program Assistant (Janet) Where: Charleston, South Carolina, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Jan Holloway: I was a super lucky kid growing up. We lived on about 80 acres in a very rural area of upstate…

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TSA Programs make an Impact for 20 of the Top 25 Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 2018

A newly released report by the TSA and fellow turtle conservation organizations, collectively known as the Turtle Conservation Coalition, entitled “Turtles in Trouble: The World’s 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 2018” shows that tortoises and freshwater turtles are facing an almost unparalleled extinction crisis. This report indicates that over 50% of all…

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TSA Programs make an Impact for 20 of the Top 25 Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 2018

by Jordan Gray  A newly released report by the TSA and fellow turtle conservation organizations, collectively known as the Turtle Conservation Coalition, entitled “Turtles in Trouble: The World’s 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – 2018” shows that tortoises and freshwater turtles are facing an almost unparalleled extinction crisis. This report indicates that over 50%…

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