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Would You Like To Learn More About Tortoises?

Now offering educational programs!





“And the turtles, of course...all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”


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Lost & Found

One thing that has become apparent is that tortoises and box turtles escape their enclosures. It is terribly distressing to owners when they discover their beloved pet is missing and they have no idea where to begin looking. We created a lost and found page and will post all lost tortoises and box turtles that are reported missing or are found roaming. Our hope is to reunite these lost pets with their worried owners. 


We will ask you to give us some identifying characteristics, including the gender of your missing pet. We want to make sure we don’t accidentally place someones beloved pet with someone else. 


When we are able we will take these found tortoises and box turtles in to the rescue and keep them safe until owners can be found. If we are out of the area where these pets are found we will do what we can to help.

Click here to view the Lost & Found page!

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Please Visit Our Friends at Dickerson Park Zoo

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Dickerson Park Zoo connects people with animals to create adventures that encourage discovery and inspire conservation action.

Enjoy getting outside and spending time in the natural beauty of the area while experiencing animals from Africa, Tropical Asia, South America, Australia, and North America. See the reptiles at the Ambler Diversity of Life center (especially take time to learn about the large tortoises!), get up close and personal with the giraffes on the giraffe deck (giraffe feeding an additional fee but the observation deck is free) and visit the petting zoo. Cafe and gift shop also available."

Conservation and protection of animals worldwide is the primary focus of accredited zoos and aquariums. Since 1986, Dickerson Park Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is part of AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction and the Species Survival Plan (SSP).


  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, November–February (closed if walkways are covered with ice or snow)

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, March–October including all summer holidays.

  • Guests may stay in the park for one hour after the admission gate closes.

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Photos by HilLesha O'Nan /


2022 member of International Association of Professional Reptile Educators


2012 founding member of the

Pony Express Amphibian & Reptile Society

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