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Wildlife Epidemiologists Monitor Turtle Health

Chicago Sun-Times (May 20) – Dr. Matt Allender, clinical veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society and director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory, led a team of researchers in finding and taking samples from ornate box turtles at Nachusa Grasslands, a 4,000-acre property of The Nature Conservancy 100 miles west of Chicago. The goal is to understand how large the population is, juvenile recruitment, and overall health of the turtles.

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