Hamburg Reptile Show, August 3, 2013
Steve and Anthony share footage they captured at the Hamburg Reptile Expo on August 3rd, 2013. Many impressive animals were seen at the show, and only a small fraction of those encountered were filmed and are being shared in this video. This is the best show in the Northeast, especially for turtles and tortoises. At this show, you will find dozens of hatchling turtles and tortoise species, as well as venomous snakes, and the typical reptile show fare.
About the Authors
Anthony is the Senior Director of theTurtleRoom and has more than a decade of experience raising and breeding reptiles. Anthony oversees all video and audio media production (including The Pondcast) and provides support to the Executive Director. He also authors a portion of the educational resources for the site and works with other organizations (AZA and TSA) and privately to develop quality, detailed captive breeding programs of carefully selected turtle and tortoise specimens in an effort to meet theTurtleRoom's conservation goals. Anthony has also written a book on the Geoemyda genus as a whole, which will be published by Living Art Publishing as part of their “Turtles of the World” Series, in addition to several articles in magazines such as REPTILES, The BATAGUR, Testudo (Italian), and RADIATA (German). Some of his conservation projects include Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtles (Geoemyda spengleri), Spider Tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides), and Chinese Yellow-Margined Box Turtles (Cuora flavomarginata), all of which are part of larger conservation efforts, either in AZA SSPs or with the TSA. Anthony also runs several community programs for a non-profit health provider in Connecticut and enjoys herping, playing hoops, and hanging out with his wife and baby girl watching sports.Read More
Steve is the Executive Director and Founder of theTurtleRoom, a husband, teacher, and musician. He has more than a decade of experience with turtle husbandry. As Executive Director, he has overall strategic and operational responsibility for theTurtleRoom's staff, programs, expansion, and execution/achievement of its mission and goals. Steve also oversees all communications, technology, data management, and education. He is also deeply involved in authoring many of the educational resources on the website; works with other organizations and theTurtleRoom's staff to develop quality, detailed captive breeding programs of carefully selected turtle and tortoise specimens in an effort to meet theTurtleRoom's conservation goals; and is getting involved in chelonian research projects. He serves as Project Manager for all of theTurtleRoom's projects in the Graptemys and Sacalia genera. His featured conservation projects include Geoemyda spengleri (Vietnamese Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle), Sacalia quadriocellata (Four-Eyed Turtle), and Graptemys oculifera (Ringed Map Turtle) which are each listed in the respective AZA SSP. When Steve is not working on projects for tTR, he can be found teaching math and music, relaxing with his wife, watching sports, or playing music.Read More
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