Spotted Turtles used to bewidespread throughout Ontario wetlands in the 1990's.

Now just 25 sites have recorded sightings! In fact the spotted turtle is now classified as an endangered species.

Did you know?

Spotted Turtle's are one of Ontario's smallest turtles! Their shells are no more than 13cm long, smooth and black shell with bright yellow-orange spots. The head and limbs are also black with yellow-orange markings.

Spotted Turtle's are semi-aquatic reptiles that can only be found in unpolluted wetland habitats such as ponds, marshes and bogs. They also require an abundant supply of aquatic vegetation.

Spotted Turtle 3 (Joe Crowley)