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Offspring produced through this effort will be quarantined at a biosecure facility at the WCS's Bronx Zoo, then transferred to holding facilities in their range countries in the initiation phase of re-introduction programs. Another, important step is the establishment of assurance colonies. Assurance colonies will be developed across the Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos and aquarium in New York, as well as with partners such as Wildlife Reserves Singapore , the Turtle Survival Alliance,
Turtle Conservancy, and the Asian Turtle Program. Species are currently being evaluated for that purpose. Finally, WCS will establish a captive breeding and head-starting program for imperiled turtle species native to New York State. Off-exhibit, outdoor enclosures will be constructed at the Bronx Zoo for several
species, including the spotted turtle (Cyclemys gutatta), Eastern box turtle (Carolina terrapene), and wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta).