TURTLE BAY WILDLIFE

at Turtle Bay Exploration Park 

The animal programs at Turtle Bay aim to inspire wonder, create connections, and foster appreciation for the diversity and magnificence of wildlife through conservation, education and entertainment. All of the animals at Turtle Bay are non-releasable and most are rescued. You will see over 64 different species of animals at the Park. Most of these animals are native to North America and Redding in particular.


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Aquatic Adventures

Museum Visible River Aquarium

Wednesday - Sunday, 10:30am

Parrot Playhouse

Year-round Aviary

Wednesday - Sunday

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Behind the Scenes Tours

With Timber the beaver

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Adopt-An-Animal

Support your favorite animal ambassador

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Our Animals

Red Fox

GrAy Fox

Bobcat

American Badger

Raccoon

North American Porcupine

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Long-Tailed Weasel

North American Beaver

Striped Skunk


Laughing Kookaburra

Umbrella Cockatoo

Barn Owl

Golden Eagle

Red-Tailed Hawk

Yellow-Billed Magpie

Turkey Vulture

Sulfer-Crested Cockatoo

Crested Caracara

Lorikeets

Common Raven

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Black Vulture

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Bufflehead Duck

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Ruddy Duck

 

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Black & White Tegu

Western Painted Turtle

California Desert Tortoise

California Mountain Kingsnake

Gopher Snake

Chuckwalla

Jungle Carpet Python

California Common Kingsnake

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

Rosy Boa

Chilean Rosehair Tarantula

Emperor Scorpion

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California Newts

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Southern Alligator Lizard

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Pacific Tree Frog

Western Pond Turtle

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Swell Shark

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Black and Yellow Rockfish

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Copper Rockfish

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Surf Perch

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Kelp Greenling

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California Roach

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Aggregating and Green Anemone

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Strawberry Anemone

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Gumboot Chiton

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Bluegill

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Purple Ochre and False Ochre Star

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Mosquitofish

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Redband Trout

 

AWARDS 

Throughout the years, Turtle Bay’s animal trainers have been recognized for their progressive off-leash work with animals, being awarded the 2012 Sharing the Knowledge Award from the ABMA (Animal Behavior and Management Alliance).  In 2016 trainers were awarded two awards from the IAATE (International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators), the Show Behavior of the Year and Interpretive Behavior of the Year.


CONSERVATION

Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp exhibits wild animals, many of which have been rescued and would not survive if released.  Much of Northern California's natural beauty is in its widespread forests. Forests provide habitat for many of these creatures. Turtle Bay celebrates the relationship between these magnificent forests and the animals that live there. Through forestry and animal education guests will experience the close relationships we all have to our environment.