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Georgia the Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene c. major)

This turtle is a native of Georgia and Texas, and subspecies of Maine’s Endangered Eastern Box Turtle. Given to us in 1988 by the Tufts Wildlife Clinic, Tufts University, Grafton, MA, after she was confiscated for being picked up illegally.

 

Carolina the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)

Carolina is an endangered species in Maine and was confiscated by the state in 1994 from illegal breeders.

 

Linus the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)

Linus is an endangered species in Maine and was found crossing the road in Washington, Maine. State biologists determined that he was most likely captive bred then released into the wild. Linus will not be released back into the wild because he was originally raised in captivity.

 

Sobek the American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis)

Estimated to be one to two years old when received in 2015, Sobek was confiscated as an illegal pet and is on loan from Rainforest Reptiles.

 

Indi the Blue Tongue Skink (Tiliqua sp.)

Indi came to Chewonki in 2010 and was thought to be one or two years old at the time. Because of financial hardship and the cost of providing good care, Indi was donated to Chewonki to be used for education.

 

Ganat the Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii)

Ganat came to Chewonki in 2010 and was thought to be one year old at the time. Because of financial hardship and the cost of providing good care, Ganat was donated to Chewonki to be used for education.

 

Ona the Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Given to us in 2007 from an Outdoor Classroom instructor who had her as a pet. These animals are not native to Maine but would be found in a more hot and dry climate, such as the desert.

 

Ella the Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata guttata)

Ella the Corn Snake was given to us as a hatchling in 2006 from an MCS 36 student. The student had a female Corn snake who laid a number of eggs and Ella was one of them.