Episode Three: Turtles

Watch Episode Three: Turtles



Inside the Episode

Episode Three of Untamed focuses on a variety of turtle species and the challenges they face in the wild. In this episode, Wildlife Center staff members discuss the causes of admission for both terrestrial and aquatic turtles, including vehicle collisions, swallowing fish hooks, pesticides, and more. The Center's hospital director describes how these injuries are treated, and our host Ed Clark reviews how humans can change their behavior to help turtles. 


Read the stories of the turtles featured inside this episode!


Learn more about the people in the episode


Related Content


 Sponsor Wilson the Woodland Box Turtle or Emma, our education Russian Tortoise, through the Center's Caring for Critters sponsorship program. 







Want to learn more about sea turtles? We recommend Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina, a book that's been featured in our online Wildlife Book Club








 Love turtles? Purchase a turtle puppet in our online shop! 







Interested in learning more about turtle anatomy? Check out labeled radiographs of patients at the Center.







Celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23 -- this year, and every year!




Check out our Turtles playlist on YouTube!


Learn More

For Classrooms

Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? The Wildlife Center is happy to provide these original worksheets and activity pages for teachers and educators. Designed to highlight the major themes and ideas presented in each episode, these activities are best used in combination with a classroom viewing. 

Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at edu@wildlifecenter.org

Looking for more turtle information? Email us at wildlife@wildlifecenter.org

See the full list of Untamed episodes