The National Turtle Sanctuary
The National Turtle Sanctuary is a unique concept and carefully collaborated sanctuary to meet the needs of abandoned turtles around the UK. Turtles became extremely popular pets in the UK thanks to the release of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise in the early 90s. Particularly popular at this time were Red-Eared Sliders. These turtles, along with Yellow-Bellied Sliders and Cumberland Sliders, have recently made the news again as they are now classed as an invasive species in the UK.
Help us, help Turtles in Malaysia!
We support the Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia. A charity working to save turtles native to Malaysia. As part of their breeding and release program they need equipment such as microchips to ensure the turtles they release remain healthy and thriving.
As part of our support we have pledged to donate microchips and readers to the charity but as such require your help. Please donate to help them at: www.justgiving.com/campaign/turtles
Your help would be so very much appreciated.
A message from Andy Ferguson
Herpetologist at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park:
“We’ve had a long term connection with the team down at the National Centre for Reptile Welfare in Tonbridge, and since the centre opened, a very large problem for both the centre and our natural habitats was quickly identified – turtles! With such a vast space available to us here, we have the capabilities to provide more than enough space and land for terrapins to be housed, and as we are a sanctuary they will be here to enjoy the remainder of their lives.”
“We would like to express our most sincere thanks to King British for being pivotal in the formation of our first of its kind National Turtle Sanctuary. Their sponsorship is invaluable to the project, not only in providing the charity with funds that will enable us to construct stage one of the rehoming centre, but ensuring its success with ongoing support.”
If you have a turtle or terrapin that you can no longer provide care or space for, or have found a wild terrapin or turtle, please get in touch with us so that we can help! You can email us here and we will get back to you with further information as soon as possible.