Endangered Keeled Box Turtle Babies

Hatching in time for Halloween is a keeled box turtle, an endangered Asian turtle. The Houston Zoo is one of only a few institutions to breed this species and we are very excited to welcome three new babies!


Keeled box turtles have a wide range, but their numbers are very low. They are endangered due to over-collection for consumption and habitat destruction, problems that also face many other Asian turtles.

baby-turtle-2They live in rocky forests and eat plants, fruits, and invertebrates like worms and snails. Interested in learning more? Visit our website to learn how the Houston Zoo is saving animals in the wild and check out these great sites with loads of turtle info: www.turtlesurvival.org and www.asianturtleprogram.org


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Today, we took snakes (and our snake expert!) over to the Houston Chronicle to talk about why these amazing animals are awesome. Check it out! www.facebook.com/chroncom/videos/10157028891332814/

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Today our friends from the Houston Zoo are at the Houston Chronicle to show us a few of the snakes from their collection and to answer some of your snake-related questions. As the weather warms up many Texans will be seeing more snakes in the wild and they have some tips on safety around them.

READ MORE: www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/houton-snakes-texas-venomous-poisonous-color-12288...
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