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Though we may think Myrtle the turtle when we hear her name she is actually a Goober Tortoise.

The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is a species of the Gopherus genus native to the southeastern United States. The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for at least 360 other animal species. They are threatened by predation and habitat destruction.


Guinea hen

Tatum is a Guinea Hen and full of loud bird calls.

Guineafowl are birds of the family Numididae in the order Galliformes. They are endemic to Africa and rank among the oldest of the gallinaceous birds. Phylogenetically, they branch off from the core Galliformes after the Cracidae and before the Odontophoridae. 


Sand crane

Sandy usually stops in  during the afternoon with her two buddies.

The sandhill crane is a species of large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. The common name of this bird refers to habitat like that at the Platte River, on the edge of Nebraska's Sandhills on the American Plains.

Our Babies

Baby turtles

We have eleven baby yellow belly sliders preparing for their new home with TATCRO. They are too little to be at TAT but are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Yellow bellied turtles are native to the Eastern United States but are captive bred in the UK. Their Latin name is: Trachemys scripta elegans. Other names you will see are the Yellow Bellied Terrapin or Slider. ... Young turtles tend to feed more on animal protein while adults tend to feed more on vegetation.