It's time to get WILD! Robyn Graboski, from Centre Wildlife Care, stopped by the studio with two wood turtles in tow...including, an adorable hatchling!
The hatchling was found by someone who was raking their yard. It is believed to have a cracked shell from that incident, but should recover and be released back into the wild. The hatchling is about 3 months old.
The adult wood turtle Robyn brought on the show, was brought into Centre Wildlife Care injured. He was missing both of his front feet, and for that reason, he will not be released into the wild, and will be used as an education animal.
Wood turtles spend most of their time near water, but can also be found in forests and grasslands. One of the defining characteristics of the wood turtle is the pattern on its upper shell. Their habitat extends from Nova Scotia to Minnesota to Virginia, but skeletal remains have been found as far south as Georgia. The wood turtle spends the winter in hibernation and the summer in estivation. Wood turtles are omnivorous and can eat either on land or in water. They travel an average of 354 feet a day. They can live up to 40 years in the wild, and 58 years in captivity.