The Habitats

Box Turtle Habitat

The box turtles reside in a 50 x 100 foot outdoor habitat surrounded with a wood fence on two sides, and a wire fence on the other two sides.The terrain has open sunny areas as well as trees and shrubbery for shade, and a freshwater pond. The local limestone provides good shelter for staying cool. The turtles converge at the worm farm during feeding time.

Texas Gopher Tortoise Habitat

The Texas tortoises are distributed into habitats by age and sex. Adult males each have their own fenced enclosure with a covered shelter. They are separated to prevent them from fighting. The juveniles live as a group in a large grassy area. Adult females have the largest territory with grassy areas, agave plants for food and shelter, and a tree-shaded copse.