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Raphael is as cool as a cucumber and, with time, is slowly warming up to people. She's still shy and tends to hide if you move too quickly, but if you sit patiently with her (and offer plenty of delicious fruits), she comes out of her shell and loves to hang out. Please note, turtles are long lived animals that require daily care and attention. They can live up to 50+ years! It is crucial to have a dry dock in turtle enclosures to help with their natural and developmental needs.

1. Enclosure: 80-120-gallon aquarium per animal, depending on the sex. A large external filter, UV light to mimic the sun which has an immediate effect on their natural behaviour, skin, and shell health.
2. Average lifespan: 50+ years
3. Out-of-cage enrichment: 30 mins - 1 hour

If you're interested in adopting Raphael, contact the Adoptions department at adoption@torontohumanesociety.com or visit our shelter in-person to begin the process!

Animal ID: 51684619
Species: Reptile
Breed: Turtle,
Age: 3 Years 5 Months
Sex: Male
Size: S
Colour: Brown / Green
Spayed/Neutered: No
Declawed: No
Site: Toronto Humane Society
Location: Room F
Intake Date: 20/12/2022
On Hold: No