Species Spotlight! McCord's Box Turtle!

Today meet the McCord’s Box Turtle!

Scientific name: Cuora mccordi

Countries of origin: China
Habitat: Bamboo patches in broadleaf forests and accompanying shallow wetlands and small streams

Threats: Collection for the pet and food trades, habitat destruction, flooding, and pollution

Wild Population: Presumed extinct in the wild; last wild specimen observed in 2010

Conservation: Captive breeding and assurance colonies; protected in the wild in China; CITES Appendix II

You can help us care for the McCord's Box Turtles at our Turtle Survival Center by donating to our Turtle Month campaign today!

Graphic: Jordan Gray
Turtle Photos: Cris Hagen, Jordan Gray

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For #TurtleMonth, April 22nd, to May 23rd, we are highlighting the 25 endangered species managed at our Turtle Survival Center, as well as the 8 native species that find refuge on our 51-acre property in South Carolina!