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Pond Turtles


Populations of Western Pond Turtles have been in decline for years as their habitat was converted to farms and development and they were devoured by non-native bullfrogs. A captive breeding program at the Oregon Zoo called head starting is making a last-ditch effort to save the species in Washington.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Ed Jahn

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Mars Rover; Pond Turtles; Tram Story; Ironworkers

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1810
Original Broadcast: February 15, 2007