Shedd Aquarium Raising 24 Blanding's Turtle Hatchlings To Be Released In DuPage County Forest Preserve Next YearThe baby turtles will remain in the care of Shedd Aquarium staff for the next year, until they're the appropriate size and weight to be reintroduced to their natural habitat in a DuPage County forest preserve.
Endangered Blanding's Turtles Released Into The WildThe turtles are known for their distinctive yellow throat and chin, which can show a permanent 'smile.' They are endangered in Illinois after suffering a drastic population decline over the years.
Will County Joins Effort To Preserve Endangered SpeciesThe effort to bolster the numbers of endangered Blanding’s turtles in Illinois has a new ally in the Will County Forest Preserve District.
Grayslake Middle-Schoolers Look Out For TurtlesThe Blanding's turtle is considered endangered in Illinois.