Species Name (EN): 
Woodland Box Turtle
Species Name (LA): 
Terrapene carolina
Patient Status: 
Educational Animal

Wilson was found at Maymont Park in Richmond in October 2009. He was likely an unwanted or escaped pet.  When he was found, his entire upper shell had been painted purple. Center veterinary staff painstakingly removed this paint.  However, because Wilson had been kidnapped from an unknown location and had lived for some time as a pet, he cannot be returned to the wild.

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