Koda the Australian shepherd mix is a new member of the Zoo New England team in Boston, Massachusetts. Her nickname is “Turtle Dog,” and they are training her to assist staff in locating turtles.

This vital conservation work helps to protect and bolster regionally threatened turtle populations, particularly the rare eastern box subspecies.

Right now Koda is maturing and learning basic skills. She will be a frequent zoo visitor, going on walks several days a week.

More information is here.

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