3 of 7: Blanding's turtles making their way to their new home -- an outdoor pond at Brookfield Zoo. The turtles are part of a breeding program in collaboration with the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages the zoo, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, and several other local organizations. The goal of the program is to improve breeding and rearing techniques that will increase the number of turtles available for release to help bolster the wild population in DuPage County. Blanding's turtles are an endangered species in Illinois and threatened nationwide ( Photo / Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

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