Conservation Notes: Box Turtles

Two members of our zoo staff, Rick Bolling and Lauren Irk, are attending the 2013 Box Turtle Conservation Workshop at the North Carolina Zoo this weekend. They are joining professionals from all over the country to learn more about potential causes for the decline in Box Turtle populations as well as strategies to help save the species.

A box turtle at the Greensboro Science Center.

A box turtle at the Greensboro Science Center.

We’re excited they have this wonderful opportunity to gain insight into the lives of these native species (including North Carolina’s State Reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle) and can’t wait for them to return and share their knowledge with fellow staff and visitors!

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