Inside our interpretive centre we are home to reptiles who are no longer able to survive in the wild.  These animals are all a part of our Educational Ambassador program and are active in the conservation messaging that we impart to all our visitors. Just like our Birds of Prey we give these animals the best care possible.

When visiting our centre it is great to be able to get up close to many of these animals as many times in the wild you would not get the chance to see them.  And for some of these animals their populations in the wild are decreasing due to a number of factors that some day we may no longer have them in the wild. 

Meet our Educational Reptile Ambassadors:

Sonic, Snapping Turtle
 

Sonic, Snapping Turtle

Sam, Snapping Turtle
 

Sam, Snapping Turtle

Ginger, Corn Snake
 

Ginger, Corn Snake

Czar, Gray Ratsnake
 

Czar, Gray Ratsnake

Lily, Midland Painted Turtle
 

Lily, Midland Painted Turtle

Marsha, Midland Painted Turtle
 

Marsha, Midland Painted Turtle

Speedy, Midland Painted Turtle
 

Speedy, Midland Painted Turtle

Buddy, Blanding's Turtle
 

Buddy, Blanding's Turtle

Ruby, Red-Eared Slider
 

Ruby, Red-Eared Slider


Daily throughout the summer we offer a Feature Creature presentation at 1pm. Join us to learn more about Wye Marsh's residents!


Snapping Turtle

We ensure that our reptiles have the best care possible.  We are an accredited facility with Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, we follow all the regulations in place by both Canadian Wildlife Services and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.  We apply for and hold special permits for our animals and are subject to at least annual inspections by different organizations including the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Canadian Wildlife Services and Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.