Endangered Hatchlings in Caring Hands
Here you will see Executive Director Steve Enders holding three baby four-eyed turtles (Sacalia quadriocellata) that hatched out on May 9th.
These animals are endangered and we are pleased to take care of them!
Kevin is the Video Production Coordinator for theTurtleRoom. He is responsible for creating and producing (with the help of other team members) the educational content that you see on theTurtleRoom's YouTube channel and also provides support to the Senior Director. Kevin was introduced to turtles at a very young age from his older brother who kept them as pets. Growing up there were always turtles in and out of the house. Having spent twenty years filming and editing skateboarding, he now brings his passion for film to Chelonians. At home, he primarily works with Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin ssp.) and has a few other smaller projects. Kevin's passions are skateboarding, biking, kayaking, film and Herpetology. Kevin lives in the Northeast with his wife, daughter, three dogs, and their bale of turtles. You can reach Kevin at [email protected].Read More
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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