Searching for Snapping Turtles

Zoo Diaries
S5:Ep1124 mins2002

A team of researchers studying wild snapping turtles has a problem: two of their subjects have gone off the radar. Time to go off-site to the turtle’s hibernation grounds and dig them up for a closer look.

Kelly came to the zoo to fill in for a veterinary technician on maternity leave. Her contract is now up, and though it’s only been a year, there are two animals to whom it’s difficult to say goodbye.

Vet technicians Jen and Dyann are used to preparing the animals’ annual vaccinations. But they don’t always administer the shots, especially when that task requires a dart gun. That changes today. For the first time, the two of them will be darting the animals.

Video Language: English