It’s a Hard Shelled Life

We all know it's hard for a turtle to survive in the wild. So many human factors keep diminishing populations across the globe, we sometimes wonder how we can make a difference at all. As conservationists, we look to preserve natural habitat and find new ways to keep turtle populations abundant. But how easy or …

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How Tough is Your Turtle?

At the Alberta Turtle and Tortoise Society, we rescue a lot of turtles that seem to be barely surviving. What bothers us the most is that it takes an incredible amount of neglect and abuse for a turtle to become ill and worst yet... die. Turtles are tough. They have survived the meteor that wiped …

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A Turtle New Year

The New Year is so close and the Alberta Turtle and Tortoise Society would like to wish all of you the best of luck in 2013. We would also like to thank everyone that helped us throughout 2012 with donations, time and support. 2012 was a great year for all of us because we rescued …

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Global News

On November 8, ATTS was invited to Global Edmonton studios for an interview about our society. It was a great experience, and we got plenty of calls about our fostering program. Thank you to Daintre Christensen for recognizing the work we do to ensure turtles and tortoises are safe and not released into the wild. …

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Educating the Young

The Turtle Shell is the first video from our first time educating children. We spent an hour with the kids at St. Jerome Catholic School and taught them how to handle, feed and care for turtles. You can watch more videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/ABTurtleandTortoise?feature=watch. Stay tuned for more videos. Please comment on what you like and don't …

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Fundraiser!

Our first fundraiser was a smash hit! We raised some very needed money and got the word out that the Alberta Turtle and Tortoise Society exists. The best feedback is hearing people talk about our group and what we do. Most people don't know that the laws in Alberta create an pseudo-underground turtle trade because …

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T & T Times

Spring is in the air and for many wild turtles in Canada and the USA they are slowly coming out of hibernation. For the North American Painted Turtle species this process has been going on for more than 15 million years. Hibernation is a natural but complex system for turtles. Some species have it genetically …

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Western Painted Turtles

Our goal is to raise awareness for the plight of the Western Painted Turtles. In February 2012, the illegal owners of two Western Painted Turtles approached a member of the Alberta Turtle and Tortoise Society because they wanted to buy an aquarium from her. Since she is fully informed that Western Painted Turtles are an endangered species, she inquired …

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T&T Times: It’s Turtle Time!

Welcome one and all to our first of many newsletters! The goal of this monthly communication is to inform you about what’s happening at the Alberta Turtle and Tortoise Society. We also want to shell out interesting hints and tips about proper handling for your turtle or tortoise and provide information about upcoming fundraising events. Turtles and tortoises are lifelong pets. …

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