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Wild For Life

Jun 19, 2019

Today, I am speaking with Paul Yannuzzi and Taylor Tabobondung, who work at the Toronto Zoo as part of the Adopt-A-Pond - Blanding’s Turtle Head Start Programme and Turtle Island Conservation.

Paul discusses how Blanding’s turtle eggs are rescued from the wild and brought into the Zoo to be reared for the next two years before the turtles are released back in the wild where they have a better chance of survival.

Taylor discusses his role as the Indigenous liaison at the Zoo where he works with the Indigenous communities to help rear the turtles on their lands. Taylor also discusses the importance of turtles to the Indigenous communities.