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Western Pond Turtle, a key conservation species

SAFE: The Western Pond Turtle

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The western pond turtle is an important species for The Sacramento Zoo and our partners at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. This California native species remains a... Read More
Western Pond Turtle Conservation Project

A Meeting of the Minds

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Saving the Western Pond Turtle It takes a village to save a species. This week the Sacramento Zoo is honored to host a Western Pond Turtle Rangewide Conservation Coalition Project workshop. Representa... Read More


Thursday, April 13, 2017
Thirty. That is the total number of Vaquita that remain on earth. Just thirty of these rare, Endangered porpoises are living in the northern part of the Gulf of California, and nowhere else on the pla... Read More

SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction

Friday, May 15, 2015
Did you know that the Western Pond Turtle is not only an endangered species; it’s also the only turtle native to California? These little ambassadors are one of 10 inaugural species that are the foc... Read More