Any threatened or endangered wildlife (peregrine falcons, bald eagles, some types of turtles, etc.) should be taken immediately to Tufts Wildlife Clinic during regular business hours or the Foster Hospital, if after hours.
For a complete list of endangered or threatened turtles of MA, visit the Dept. of Fish & Game Turtles of Massachusetts. Only those turtles listed in the MESA Listing Status as endangered, threatened or special concern should be brought to Tufts Wildlife Clinic. For all other turtles, find a wildlife rehabilitator near you.
If you have found a sick or injured animal you suspect might be endangered or threatened, follow the links below for more information.
Visit MA Fish & Wildlife for the most current list of species status for Turtles
Raising a wild animal in captivity is illegal unless you have a proper state or federal permit.
For a complete list of endangered, threatened or of special concern species in the state of MA, visit the Mass Fish & Wildlife website.
Massachusetts List of Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species