Over 800 turtles were saved from the storm drains. The turtles were found hiding from the cold and staying in yolk sacks due to the temperature. These animals were rescued and turned over to the Head Start program at Stockton University. In this program, staff members will cater to the needs of animals like this for a year and then return them to the wild.
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So far, there are about 1,108 terrapins being catered to in the program. Over 800 turtles were saved from freezing. Experts at Stockton University recommended that keeping these animals in a room-temperature is ideal. Healthy ones can go back to a bay area or a tidal creek at dusk.
These turtles are said to need enough time and care to stay healthy due to the cold temperatures they were exposed to while in hiding. Turtles can withstand a certain temperature, when the temperature seems colder for them; they always look for a place to stay.
The turtles rescued were 826 in total. These animals are cold-blooded and they can’t survive an extended period in temperatures that are below freezing.