Several interesting hatches this month; Jim Buskirk visited the BCC; Patagonia funded the purchase of a new diagnostic ultrasound machine
Behler Chelonian Center happenings for the month of April.
Earth Day is a time to share with the community a wonderful day of “unplugged” activities and learn more about how we can all contribute toward a greener planet.
We have a new Collection Manager + new hatchlings!
The Behler Chelonian Center has had an extremely productive year hatching turtles and tortoises thus far.
Last week, five Critically Endangered Golden Coin Turtles made their way from the Turtle Conservancy’s renowned captive-breeding facility in California to the species’ native Hong Kong.
The Turtle Conservancy’s Behler Chelonian Center is the premiere facility for breeding Critically Endangered turtles and tortoises in the United States. The Behler Chelonian Center had a banner year in 2012.
2012 represented a milestone year for the Turtle Conservancy with regards to press and outreach. Magazines, television, meetings, and even a projection on a wall in New York City all featured the work of the Turtle Conservancy.
Turtles and tortoises have been roaming the planet for 200 million years, but now many of them are endangered by poachers who can sell some animals for as much as $60,000. Lesley Stahl reports from Madagascar.
New hatchlings, a record clutch of 17 Burmese Star Tortoise eggs, Repticon 2012, and more!