The Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata
ornata) is a familiar
animal on the central plains of the
Unfortunately, this gentle demeanor has made it a target for the pet trade; its slow movements have made it easy road kill; human activities have destroyed and fragmented its habitat.
perceived commonness, few extensive studies have been performed on populations
of T. o. ornata, and until now, none have been performed in the State
Colorado Box Turtle Project
is the first study of its kind in
Colorado Reptile Humane Society is currently seeking funding sources and equipment donations to support the Colorado Box Turtle Project. If you are interested in supporting the project or would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.