To celebrate Endangered Species Week, WPC is putting the spotlight on endangered Canadian species who desperately need our help.

This spotlight is on the western painted turtle, which is listed as Endangered on the Pacific Coast of Canada.

One of the best starting points in saving an endangered animal is to learn about what makes that animal special. We’ve pulled together some quick and easy ways for you to learn about the western painted turtle

1. Take a look behind the scenes at the turtle headstarting program at the Greater Vancouver Zoo:

2. Read firsthand stories from the biologists saving the western painted turtle:

How to ID a turtle by its shell

A helping hand for a turtle mother

3. Get your kids excited about endangered animals:

Download our kids activity sheets in full colour or black and white colouring sheets. Each of the six different sheets has facts about a different animal with a fun activity on the back where your kids can put their knowledge to the test. 

4. Other ways you can help endangered animals like the western painted turtle:

Join the discussion on social media. We posts interesting articles, videos, and links every day. We also send out a monthly e-newsletter with stories about our work. 

Make a small gift with a big impact. Support our work with endangered animals by making a donation today. Our team will put your gift into action right away.