Consider a donation toward the care of reptiles!
Cape Cod is home to a wide diversity of reptile species – especially turtles!
Wild Care receives many turtles into care during the spring and summer months, including Eastern Box Turtles, Snapping Turtles, Painted Turtles and Diamondback Terrapins. Many of these turtles are females that have been struck by a car while crossing busy roads to find a place to lay their eggs. In some cases, the turtle suffer’s minor injuries and we are able to repair their shell. If a female cannot be saved and is gravid (carrying eggs), we remove the eggs and allow them to hatch in a natural setting. Turtles also suffer injury in the wild from fishing debris, harassment by people and pets, nest sites disruption by ATV’s, habitat loss and more. Because turtles are cold-blooded and have a slow metabolism, their healing process is a slow one. Some turtles are kept over winter at Wild Care to allow proper healing and good nutrition, giving them a leg up when they are released the following spring. We love our turtles and remind you to drive slowly, watch for turtle crossing, and give turtles a brake!
Please make a donation today and keep these critters crawling!
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Wild Care has a state-of-the-art seabird therapy pool, which allows seabirds and waterfowl to exercise on running water. This will help our bird friends recover more quickly so they can get back to their watery habitats!