Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Honors Conservationist Rick Hudson with Prestigious Award and $50K Grant

December 7, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Nicolle Gómez RaceyColumbus Zoo and AquariumVice President, Communications and MarketingOffice: 614-645-3411Cell: 614-843-3611nicolle.racey@columbuszoo.org Jen FieldsColumbus Zoo and AquariumDirector of CommunicationsOffice: 614-645-3579Cell: 614-595-8989jen.fields@columbuszoo.org Avery ElanderFort Worth ZooDirector of Communicationsaelander@fortworthzoo.org Powell, OH— The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to name Rick Hudson as the recipient of the Zoo’s 2021 Commitment to Conservation Award. Hudson…

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Species Spotlight: Pink-ringed Tent Turtle

November 2, 2021

Ping-ringed Tent Turtle (Pangshura tentoria circumdata) Countries of Origin: India, Nepal IUCN Status: Least Concern Habitat: Large to small rivers of northern India and southern Nepal including the Chambal, Ganges, Ghaghra, Hindon, Koshi, and Yamuna Size: Males ≤ 8 cm (3.1 in.); Females ≤ 27 cm (10.6 in.) Factoids: – Named for the pink coloration along the seam…

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Poached Turtles Released into the Wild in India

October 23, 2021

For Immediate Release CONTACT:      JORDAN GRAY, Turtle Survival Alliance, (912) 659-0978, jgray@turtlesurvival.org • 147 Indian Roofed Turtles (Pangshura tecta) and 119 Pink-ringed Tent Turtles (Pangshura tentoria circumdata) seized from poachers in Telangana released into the wild in their native Uttar Pradesh• Turtles released into the Gomti River following quarantine at the joint Uttar Pradesh Environment,…

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