Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Southern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta dorsalis)
West African Mud Turtle (Pelusios castaneus)
Animal Wonders has several aquatic species of turtles that regularly make appearances at our programs and events. All of these have been surrended pets that outgrew enclosures, previous owners couldn't take care of them, or in a few cases, the Federal Government closed their facility due to downsizing and the turtles could not be released back into the widl. We currenly (as of December 28, 2019) have 14 aquatic turtles in our care. Not all are pictured here, but species listed above.
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
We depend on our programs & donations to help fund the care and housing for our animals, most of which are either rescues or surrenders. We seem to be always taking in new animals that need a home or different situation, their care adds up. If you would like to help support Animal Wonders, it would be greatly appreciated. We are always in need of donations, caging material, lumber, crates, aquariums, straw, & newspapers.