More than 800 turtles have been rescued from New Jersey storm drains, the Turtles
avoided the cold temperatures of winter by hiding
The volunteers took the reptiles to Stockton University’s Head Start program for
staff to rehabilitate. The turtles will be under staff care for about a year before they
can return to the wild, according to NJ Advance Media.
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The 826 new rescues join last year’s rescues and head starters raised from road-killed
females and eight non-releasable adults,’ the university stated in the post.
The northern diamondback terrapin is medium in size, measuring from 4 to 5.5
inches for males and 6 to 9 inches for females, according to the Conserve Wildlife
Foundation of New Jersey.