Our Mission

The Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the responsible herpetoculture of turtles and tortoises, promoting and supporting the study of chelonian natural history and conserving Mid-Atlantic chelonian species and habitat.

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Adopting a turtle is a big decision that can be rewarding and fun with the right preparation and expectations. We're here to help you create a healthy "forever home" for your new hard-shelled friend.


"Eleven weeks ago we rescued 27 snapping turtle eggs after finding the mother dead on the side of a road. Today 8 hatchling snappers were released  in the same river watershed area from which their mother emerged and 7 more will be released over the next few days. They were released within a half-mile of where the mother was found, in a private, protected area."  

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Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society

.Dedicated to the conservation and care of turtles and tortoises.

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NOTE: This rescue and hatchling release was done under the guidance of a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, conforming to appropriate  state regulation for turtle release.