Sponsor – Myrtle
Your donation will go directly toward the care of your ambassador, education programs that our ambassadors participate in, and the mission of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in our area. You will also receive a certificate, a 4″ x 6″ professional photo of your animal, and a color brochure about your animal and its species.
Eastern Box Turtle
In the spring of 2018, Myrtle was found injured in the middle of a road and brought to the Center for medical care. With a fractured upper shell and internal injuries, Myrtle initially retreated into her shell and needed to be fed with a syringe. With time and treatment, she literally came out of her shell with personality. Because Myrtle was dropped off without information identifying where she was found, she is not releasable but has been great addition to our education ambassador team.
Eastern Box Turtles have a high-domed, rounded, dark brown upper shell with bright orange and yellow markings. The distinct coloring of a box turtle’s shell helps camouflage them among the damp earth, fallen leaves, and other debris. Eastern Box Turtles typically grow to be 6 inches long, and males can grow to be slightly larger than females.