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2015 Fall Visiting Hours

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Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre Visiting Hours We have some exciting news happening now until the end of November! KTTC will have weekend visiting hours from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, please stop by the Centre to meet and learn about turtles, check out our new hatchlings, and enjoy the outdoor education area while the more »

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Great Turtle Turnout at the ROM!

One young ROM visitor touches the shell of a snapping turtle model
while learning the troubles facing Ontario’s turtles.

The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Center was all the buzz at the Royal Ontario Museum last weekend as families were able to engage and learn about Ontario’s  turtles. The KTTC was visiting as part of the Partners in Protection event at the ROM which brings together environmental organizations working to solve biodiversity- related problems while also more »

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KTTC @ Peterborough Field Naturalists

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All are welcome to come out to the Peterborough Field Naturalists’ meeting on Wednesday, September 12th at 7:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Peterborough Public Library. The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre has been growing steadily since it first opened its doors in 2002. Kate Siena, Development Coordinator at the KTTC, will share with the group some of the successes more »

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Introducing Paddy – KTTC’s Newest Ambassador!

Handsome Paddy, KTTC's animal ambassador

KTTC is thrilled to be able to introduce “Paddy” to the public. Paddy is a handsome 29-year-old male snapping turtle that was admitted on May 27, 2012. Paddy is a unique snapping turtle. He was purchased at a pet store as a hatchling 29 years ago! His adopted family was unaware that it is illegal more »

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“Non-releasable” turtles at KTTC

When is a turtle deemed non-releasable and what does this mean? There are three basic reasons why a wild turtle could not be released. The injuries that they sustained will prevent them from surviving in the wild We do not know their where they came from (point of origin) They were housed with pet turtles more »

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Visit Blandella and the Stinkpots at Riverview Park & Zoo this summer

If you have ever been to Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, you’ve likely met our education turtles “Blandella” and “Andrea”, both non-releasable Blanding’s turtles. Currently, Blandella is on loan to the Riverview Park and Zoo where she is part of a wetland exhibit. Members of the public are able to visit Blandella our three Stinkpots (or more »

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Over 250 Attend Grand Opening of Turtle Ed Centre!

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With great excitement and an exploding sense of accomplishment, the staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre watched as the green ribbon was cut to the new “Turtle Education Centre” on Sunday, July 15 in the Village of Keene. The ribbon was cut by Donald and Jodie Gray from the more »

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Development/Sustainability Coordinator: Kate Siena

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KTTC is very pleased to announce that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has granted us $118,700 over 36 months to hire a development/sustainability coordinator. Having a fulltime coordinator will enhance our capacity for fund development, outreach and community engagement. Competition for the coordinator position was stiff – we received over 130 applications over the month of more »

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Tunes & Turtles at the Folk Festival

Nothing epitomizes summer in Peterborough like an afternoon of tunes and talkin’ ’bout turtles. That’s why KTTC volunteers look forward to setting up shop at the Peterborough Folk Festival each year. Today’s weather was perfect, the music was terrific, and the crowd was – as always – interested in (and supportive of) our cause. Peterborough more »

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Wildlife Rescue Exhibit at Science North

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Wildlife Rescue will immerse you in compelling stories of animal rescue from around the world. You can even practice repairing the shell of an injured turtle! This part of the exhibit is based on the work of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre and includes a video filmed in our very own turtle hospital! The exhibit more »

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