Archive for June 2018

Red-crowned Roofed Turtles Get a Head Start in India

By Rishika Dubla, Shailendra Singh, Chandan Jani, Pawan Parekh and Jordan Gray The Red-crowned Roofed Turtle (Batagur kachuga) is a Critically Endangered freshwater turtle species known historically from large riverine environments of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Evolutionarily adapted for high adult-survivorship, detrimental anthropogenic (human) activities such as illegal fishing, sand mining, poaching, egg harvesting, riverside…

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Southern Vietnam Box Turtle Hatches at the TSC!

By Cris Hagen, Nathan Haislip, Clint Doak, Carol Alvarez, John Greene, and Jordan Gray The year’s first hatchling Southern Vietnam Box Turtle breaks through its eggshell in the TSC’s incubator. Photo credit: Cris Hagen On June 8, 2018 the first hatchling Southern Vietnam Box Turtle (Cuora picturata) of the year pipped its egg at our…

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Fantastic Four!

by Jordan Gray  It’s been nearly two months since the more than 10,000 Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) were seized from wildlife traffickers, and our response teams are still hard at work in Madagascar! Currently, “Team Radiata 4” continues this profound relief effort by providing daily medical and animal care for the thousands of tortoises still at…

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