Meet Our Educational Animals
Turtle #45 is an Eastern Box Turtle. He is over 20 years old, and is Wild Care’s first Educational Ambassador! Turtle #45 was brought to us in the winter of 2015. The turtle had been kept as a pet (illegal in the state of Massachusetts), and was tossed out into the snow while his caretaker was away.
The turtle was brought to Wild Care for care, and was severely malnourished. We began providing necessary medical treatment and proper nutrition. With our help, the turtle made a swift recovery. Wild Care staff quickly realized that unfortunately, turtle #45 was too tame to be released back into the wild. We applied for a permit from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and received acceptance in the Summer of 2016, to keep turtle #45 permanently as our educational Eastern Box Turtle!
Turtle #45 has been traveling all over Cape Cod in the past year – from classrooms, to Wild Care’s various events, to the Blessing of the Animals at Dennis Union Church, etc. He was even featured on public television, courtesy of the Cape Cod Community Media Center. This wonderful turtle has been teaching young and old alike about the natural history and value Eastern Box Turtles bring to Cape Cod, and warming peoples hearts along the way. <3
Turtle #45’s care has been generously sponsored by
Garvey Communication Associates Inc.,
for 2017, totaling nearly $1,000!
Thank you John Garvey and your wonderful team for your love of turtles,
and for your kindness and support!
(Care includes: Food, daily handling and exercise, housekeeping and cleaning, and a bodyguard at events.)
P.O. Box 15294
1500 Main Street, 20th Floor
Springfield, MA 01115
Phone: (413) 736-2245 | Fax: (413) 736-2247
… coming soon!
Nickerson the Eastern Screech Owl
Marcy the Eastern Grey Squirrel
If you find an animal in
Our helpline and our facility
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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!