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

Jasper

Diamondback Terrapin

Jade & Jasper were brought to our hospital as a surrender from the public in 2015. These siblings were found as hatchling terrapins in a backyard pool shortly after they hatched from their nest in 2011. Unfortunately, the finder of the turtles kept the two turtles, illegally, as pets for the next four years. Due to their time spent in captivity, these two turtles are tame and exhibit shell growth deformities as a result of poor nutrition and husbandry. Diamondback Terrapins are an iconic species on Long Island. These turtles help us teach the public the importance of their species and to always keep wildlife WILD! 

Did You Know?

Diamondback Terrapins are named for the diamond-shaped scute patterns on their shell.

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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

Hatch

Eastern Box Turtle

Hercules

Eastern Box Turtle

Jade

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