Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Turtle Visit

This morning Sierra's mother brought her turtle to visit Room 4. She is a Red Eared Turtle. She is 20 years old. Red Eared Turtles are found in North and South America. They are not allowed to be breed in New Zealand any more because the Department of Conservation don't want them getting into the waterways as they compete for food with native species. The Thomas's buy turtle food from the pet shop. She lives in the garden. There is a fence around so she doesn't escape and she has a pond to swim in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, turtles sounds really fascinating. Did you get to touch it?

Donna Currie