Turtles returned safe and well!

We’re overjoyed to announce the safe return of our two Coahuilan Box Turtles!

A huge thank you to everyone who shared our social media posts and helped us retrieve them so quickly.

The pair were found by a member of the public three miles away near a playground in Tipton and were returned to the zoo just after 9am this morning (July 3).

Both males have been checked over by our veterinary team and appear to be well.

They have been returned to the Reptile House where they will remain off-show in quarantine for the next week.

Work will continue over the next few days as we install extra security measures alongside the Reptile House exhibit window locks and staff will continue manning the area.