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Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982
Wildlife Center of Long Island
Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982

Hatch

Eastern Box Turtle

Hatch was admitted to our hospital in 2009. His mother was a patient who laid eggs in our care. Despite proper incubation, Hatch hatched from his egg with a deformity to his shell. This deformity impacts his ability to properly close his shell for protection from predators.    

Did You Know?

Eastern Box Turtles are terrestrial turtles with a highly domed shell. They get their name the Box Turtle for the hinged plastron (bottom of the shell) which allows the shell to close completely like a box! This adaptation helps to protect the turtle from predation.

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Symbolically adopt one or more of our resident animals for yourself or as a gift to someone you love. Adoptions help us to provide professional care for our ambassador animals including veterinary visits, enclosure enhancements, high-quality food and enrichment. 

Help Us Support Wildlife

We rely on donations from the community to provide the best possible rescue, care and rehabilitation to Long Island’s Wildlife.

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors

Amelia

American Kestrel

Baby & Lady

Red-tailed Hawks

Charlie

American Kestrel

Daisy

White Footed Mouse

Fig

Virginia Opossum

Hercules

Eastern Box Turtle

Jade

Diamondback Terrapin

Jasper

Diamondback Terrapin

Marcus

Great Horned owl

Otis

Eastern Screech Owl

Ping

Mallard Duck

Rosie

Eastern Box Turtle

Sheldon

Common Musk Turtle

Solomon

Barred Owl

Stash

Eastern Chipmunk

Tabitha & Timothy

Doves

Trixie

Eastern Box Turtle