Record Number Of Turtles Being Treated At Local Wildlife NonprofitIt's one of the busiest times of the year at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota. Over the past week and a half, the center has treated more than 70 turtles-- an all-time record.
Keep An Eye Out For Turtles As They Head To Their Winter HomesTransportation officials are telling drivers in Minnesota to keep an eye out for turtles as the little reptiles cross roadways to get to their winter homes.
Goin' To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 1)Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities.
Blanding's Turtles May Go On Federal Endangered ListThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is concerned about a rare turtle that may soon find itself on the list of endangered species. The Blanding's turtle lives in a small number of states and provinces in the Midwest, New England, and southeastern Canada.
Slither Over To Minn. Reptile Show If you're looking for a pet, but a cat or dog just won't do, we've got the perfect event for you this weekend. Hundreds of snakes, lizards, turtles and spiders will be crawling across the State Fairgrounds.
Wildlife Managers: Don't Set Unwanted Turtles FreeWildlife managers want pet owners to find permanent homes for unwanted turtles rather than setting them free. One of the most common pet-trade turtles is the red-eared slider. They're often sold as cute, little hatchlings but grow rapidly and eventually need a large space to roam.
DNR: Don’t Release Pet Turtles Into The WildThe Minnesota DNR is asking the owners of unwanted turtles and other animals to find their pets “forever homes,” places where the animals can be cared for and watched after for the rest of their lives. Owners are advised not to release the animals – even if they are a species native to Minnesota – into the wild. The pets may harbor diseases that could be potentially harmful to them, or other wildlife, following their release, the DNR said in a press release Tuesday.
Wildlife Center Seeing More Injured Turtles This YearWe are surrounded by wildlife here in Minnesota. Every once in a while you'll see a sick or injured animal. The Twin Cities is home to one of the largest independent wildlife medical centers in the nation.
Want To Help Turtles Cross The Road? Just Pay Attention It's the time of year when turtles of all shapes and sizes are on the move. Many, including the Blandings Turtle, cross busy roadways to lay their eggs. The Blandings is a protected species in Minnesota, and some in the south metro worry it's even more at risk in their neighborhood.
Beware Of Turtles Crossing Roads; They Might Need HelpIf you see a turtle crossing a road this spring, the DNR advises you to leave it alone.
MOA Breaks Record For Most Amassed Ninja TurtlesThey've come a long way from the toxic ooze-infested sewers.