.The Lake Patzcuaro salamander is a highly endangered salamander species that is endemic only to Lake Patzcuraro in Mexico.
This salamander is now bred in European zoos in close cooperation with Mexico to be sent back to their country of origin. All animals bred in European zoos are descendents from the breeding groups at Turtle Island.
Batagur Baska – Northern River Terrapin fighting for its survival.
The Northern River Terrapin ranks among the Top 3 most endangered turtle species in the world. Worldwide, only few adult animals remain and among them, there are no more than 13 sexually mature females.
TURTLE ISLAND and the Vienna Zoo have co-founded a project to create the only Northern River Terrapin breeding group outside of their countries of origin.