In the wild, alligator snapping turtles can live to be as old as 75 years! They enjoy exploring their territories, climbing, digging into stream banks, seeking cover, and basking in the sun. But the turtle at Kentucky's Newport Aquarium can't do any of this. In fact, his tiny container, in which he can barely turn around, doesn't even provide dry ground. This animal requires a more suitable environment that can better meet his basic needs. He deserves larger housing; access to dry ground; a heat lamp to bask under; soil, sand, or gravel for digging; dense vegetation where he can seek cover; logs and rocks for climbing; and routine changes in scenery.
Please politely urge Newport Aquarium to provide this animal with a better quality of life. Send polite comments to:
Eric RoseVice President and Executive DirectorNewport AquariumOne Aquarium WayNewport, KY 41071859-261-5888 (fax)firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris PiersonDirector of HusbandryNewport AquariumOne Aquarium WayNewport, KY 41071859-261-5888 (fax)email@example.com
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