Anthony Pierlioni

Anthony is the Assistant Director of theTurtleRoom, overseeing all video and audio media production, co-hosting The Pondcast with John, and providing support to the Director. He also authors a portion of the educational resources for the site and works with other organizations (AZA and TSA) and privately to develop quality, detailed captive breeding programs of carefully selected turtle and tortoise specimens in an effort to meet theTurtleRoom's conservation goals. Anthony is a social worker who helps people by day and turtles every minute he's not at work. He has a B.A. in Art from Rhode Island College and uses art therapy with his clients often. Anthony currently works most with Red Ear Slider Morphs (T.s.elegans), Spider Tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides), and 3-Stripe Mud Turtles (Kinosternon baurii), Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii), Pacific Pond Turtles (Actinemys marmorata), Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata), European Pond Turtles (Emys orbicularis), as well as a few other species, including a group project with Steve breeding the Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda spengleri). His group of P. a. arachnoides are listed in the AZA Species Survival Plan for the species, and the combined G. spengleri project with Steve is also AZA SSP listed. Anthony is a member of the Turtle Survival Alliance, Turtle & Tortoise Preservation Group, and New England Herpetological Society as well as TurtleForum.com, TortoiseBoard.com, and TortoiseForum.org where he can be found as Anthony P. You can contact him at [email protected]. For more about Anthony, head to his bio page.

Turtley Devoted, Episode 37

This isn't a Debate

Shannon and Anthony sit down to discuss some pretty important topics of contention between them, including revisiting the pivotal, turn-of-the-century ratings duel between Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin. They also discuss the importance, or lack thereof, of the Jurassic Park film franchise. These debates are the foundation upon which a strong relationship exists. Oh yeah, their daughter also asked if Anthony loves turtles more than …

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Turtley Devoted, Episode 36

Still Crazy, After All These Years

Shannon and Anthony are back on the day of their tenth wedding anniversary, of all days. They talk about the white lies they’ve told each other, what they are most proud of, and the challenges that marriage can throw at us all. For anyone wondering, living with someone with a unique obsession and life’s work gets easier – and so does marriage.

The Pondcast, Episode 88

Daniel Parker of USARK Florida

This month, Daniel Parker joins The Pondcast to discuss one of the biggest issues of concern to private keepers and conservationists – potential legal changes in Florida and beyond.

The Pondcast, Episode 87

Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group with Dr. Craig Stanford

This month, we are joined by Dr. Craig Stanford. Craig is Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at University of Southern California, studying both primates and chelonians.

Turtley Devoted

Turtley Devoted, Episode 35

Switching Roles

What could be more fun than listening to Shannon complain about her medical woes? Anthony complaining about having to hold the household together during that time, that’s what. As if he wasn’t busy enough already with work, travel, presentations, and with the warm days of spring approaching fast and animals waking up and needing attention, Anthony must figure out how to juggle it all. As …

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