Animal Ambassador Update

Our newest resident, Lloyd, the Woodland Box Turtle. A permit is required to for this species of turtle, as they are threatened in PA. Lloyd was confiscated from someone who had him as a pet. Lloyd’s wild home is unknown, and he is therefore non-releasable.
Bugs the turkey vulture has been through a lot of training to get ready for programs. He made his debut in September, in front of 50 Scouts and their families at Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center.
Since they do not hunt their food, vulture’s legs are not as strong as other raptors. Therefore, Bugs is not tethered during programs but trained with food to come in and out of his carrier. (And sometimes getting him to go back in is difficult since he loves the attention!)

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