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Our Friend the Spotted Turtle

Our Friend the Spotted Turtle

Hello everyone!

We have a very special guest joining us at the GBBR this summer, a spotted turtle!

Spotted turtles have bright yellow dots on their shells and bodies. They are one of the smallest turtle species in Ontario, only reaching about 12 cm in length.

Spotted turtles are native to the Biosphere, and like to live in wetlands like bogs and small ponds. Sadly, spotted turtles are endangered. This means that they are disappearing from our Biosphere, and soon there may not be any left in the wild. There are several reasons spotted turtles are endangered. Can you think of any?

Our little turtle needs a name! We’ve collected a few turtle names, and it’s up to the Kids in the Biosphere to choose the best one! If you send in a vote for a name to [email protected], add one point for your Kids in the Biosphere scorecard!

1. Blueberry        2. Freckles        3. Pearl        4. Speedy

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