Research and Conservation

Adult Testudo hermanni hermanni (Western Hermann's Tortoise) - Chris Leone, Garden State Tortoise

Western Hermann’s Tortoise North American Regional Studbook, 2nd Edition

theTurtleRoom and Garden State Tortoise, LLC release the Western Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni) North American Regional Studbook, 2nd Edition. We are proud to announce the release of the 2nd edition of the Western Hermann’s Tortoise North American Regional Studbook. Updated with new, legal imports and tortoises hatched this year at Garden State Tortoise, the studbook now includes tortoises originating from 9 localities in their […]

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Tracking Wild Spotted Turtles

Anthony goes out into the field with Arick Barsch of the Turtle Conservation Project in Connecticut in search of the declining Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata In this video, hear from the source regarding the status of this species in the wild and their behavior during overcast days in the Northeast. These two Spotted Turtles were HUGE in person. There’s no way to tell how long

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Adult female Glyptemys insculpta (North American Wood Turtle) after slug breakfast

Citizen Scientist Tracks North American Wood Turtles

Anthony heads out into the Adirondack Mountains of New York with Michael Musnick to track North American Wood Turtles. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]t a time when so many of our own race seem so occupied with the civilized world we have built for ourselves, one man has chosen to look past the skyscrapers and traffic-packed freeways that make up the cities like that in which he grew up.

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Adult Female Pelusios nanus (African Dwarf Mud Turtle)

Gerard Hatches a Rare Gem

One of the first ever hatchings of the rare African Dwarf Mud Turtle Pelusios nanus in the United States In this impressive video, one can admire the diminutive size of this newborn representative of one of the smallest chelonian species on the planet. Gerard shares the exciting arrival of what might be the very first US captive bred African Dwarf Mud Turtles (Pelusios nanus). If

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Albino Box Turtle Copulation

Gerard shares footage of his albino female Terrapene carolina carolina with a normal male There is no better reward for a turtle keeper than that experienced when producing healthy hatchlings. Gerard works with many rare morphs, in addition to his conservation centered projects. He has a strong interest in producing animals that cannot be found anywhere else. The viable eggs he has gotten from this

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Juvenile Chinese Box Turtle (Cuora flavomarginata)

A Turtle with Two Bites

Anthony displays how his Cuora flavomarginata use different methods when eating different food items Interestingly, in the time we have had Cuora flavomarginata under our care, we have noticed their ferocious manner of eating live prey items and delicate methods in consuming pellets and plant matter. This is another inside look of his new assurance colony project in collaboration with the TSA and the Cuora

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Juvenile Matamata Turtle (Chelus fimbriata)

Oh Snap!!!

Gerard’s Matamata Chelus fimbriata sends shock waves through the fish world We had to slow this video down to see that the turtle actually DID get one of the fish! If you don’t believe us, slow it down and see for yourself! If you liked the Matamata video from a few days ago, this one might be even more entertaining. Here, Gerard shares a short

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Young Matamata Turtle (Chelius fimbriata)

Matamata Snaps Up Fish

Gerard’s Chelus fimbriata shows off hunting skills Gerard, new breeder at theTurtleRoom shares a quick video of one member of his beautiful group of Matamata Turtles (Chelus fimbriata). This species has the weakest bite of all turtle species, which it makes up for with an ambush hunting style that includes a unique vacuum motion. Stay tuned for upcoming project pages and updates of more of

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