Notes from the Field: Josh Lucas Reports on Two-Month Tortoise Conservation Journey

It has been one year since over 10,000 critically endangered tortoises were found crammed wall-to-wall in a tiny house in Madagascar. Destined for the illegal pet trade, these animals were in serious need of care. The OKC Zoo was part of a massive global effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and care for these animals – and now, one year later, the Zoo is leading the charge to reintroduce these tortoises back into the wild. I am ecstatic to be able to spearhead this effort on behalf of the OKC Zoo, the Turtle Survival Alliance and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums…. Read more from the OKC Zoo HERE.