The 1997 Annual Turtle and Tortoise Show

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         Photos by Anita-Baskin Salzberg
Diane Petrillo, Best In Show Winner 1997 Diane Petrillo with Best-In-Show trophy.
(The Oscar on top was temporary; the
trophy company had run out of turtles!)

Best In Show

Michelle Petrillo, for her group of tortoises that she rehabilitated, which are now breeding, Testudo terrestris and Testudo ibera

Blue Ribbons

Mariette Bailey, Trachemys scripta elegans and Malaclemys terrapin
Nick Caruso, Geochelone pardalis
Joan Fuller, Geochelone pardalis
Jorgensen, Geochelone elegans, Geochelone denticulata, and two Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni
P.W. Karen, Kinosternon scorpioides, Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni, Geochelene chilensis, and group of three Testudo horsfieldi
Tina & Al Letourneau, group of two Terrapene ornata luteola and three Terrapene carolina triunguis (two of which are captive bred)
Karen Meschino, Geochelone sulcata and Malacochersus tornieri
Michelle Petrillo (Blue Ribbon and Special Mention), for her Kinixys homeana, five years old (few in captivity live that long)
Marc Riely, Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni
Anita & Allen Salzberg, group of five Terrapene carolina carolina (two adults, three of their offspring. One is now mating with the adults.)
Rudi Schuech, Testudo graeca
Michael Sherwin, for his collection of Cuora amboinensis, Cyclemys dentata, Clemmys guttata, Pelomedusa subrufa and Trachemys scripta elegans
Gary Weiler, Geochelone carbonaria

Yellow Ribbons

Nick Caruso, Manouria emys
David Edelman, Malaclemys terrapin
Isidora Milin Finkelstein, Kinosternon baurii
Lori Green, Malaclemys terrapin
Tina & Al Letourneau, Chelydra serpentina
Kay Martin & Gary Dee, Geochelone carbonaria
Miller, group of two Trachemys scritpa elegans and one Cuora flavomarginata
Kathryn Nikodem, Testudo horsfieldi
Kay Martin & Gary Dee, Trachemys scripta elegans
Stan Nissenbaum, Trachemys scripta elegans
Sara Ramos, Geochelone denticulata and Geochelone carbonaria
Christine Santoro, Pseudemys floridana
Joann Yacchiano, Geochelone sulcata

White Ribbons

Josephine Arnold, Chrysemys picta picta and Trachemys scripta elegans
Brian & Heather Blecher, two Rhinoclemmys punctularia and one Trachemys dorbigni
Peter J. Buynildsen, Terrapene carolina carolina
J. Curr, Chrysemys picta bellii
Santos Diaz, group of three Trachemys scripta elegans
Gary & Gesele Eisman, Geochelone elegans
Isidora Millin Finkelstein, Chinemys reevesii
Lori Green, Trachemys scripta elegans
Korn, Chrysemys picta picta and group of three Trachemys scripta elegans
Lanellatshaw Family, Trachemys scripta scripta
Tina & Al Letourneau, Malacochersus tornieri, Pelomedusa subrufa, Geochelone sulcata
Martin & Gary Dee, Chrysemys picta bellii, Trachemys scripta scripta, Pelusios sp.
Diane Michelle Petrillo, Geochelone pardalis babcocki
Lamont Redman, Trachemy scripta elegans, Kinosternon odoratum, and Chelydra serpentina
Mark Riely, Platysternon megacephalum
Michael Sherwin, Pseudemys concinna hieroglyphica
Gary Weiler, for his group of two Geochelone carbonaria

Star Tortoise photo
This star tortoise, Geochelone elegans, is well camouflaged
against the substrate of its pen at the Show.

Bill McCord photo
Show Judge Bill McCord
inspects yellow-footed tortoise.
  Sara Ramos photo
Sara Ramos with her
red-footed tortoise.

Michael Sherwin photo
Michael Sherwin, long-time NYTTS member, received a blue ribbon for his group collection of aquatic turtles.

  Winners '97 group photo
Some of the Show winners display their ribbons.  From left to right:  Santos Diaz, JoAnn Vacchiano, Sara Ramos, Nick Caruso, Josephine Arnold, and Lamont Redman.


The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society thanks Dr. Bill McCord, judge for the 1997 Show.

We are grateful to the following companies for donating their products to our raffle:  Advanced Aquarium Systems for excellent books on turtles and tortoise care, Bean Farm for its Bean Farm T-shirt, Critter Country for samples of reptile and amphibian bedding, Ghana’s for gift certificates for crickets, Hikari for turtle food sticks, Jurassic Sand for samples of substrate, Lightrein for its framed print of a box turtle and note cards, Manchester Worm Farm for gift certificates for earthworms, Nature’s Way for gift certificates for mealworms, Rep-Cal for samples of their new turtle food, Reptile Wearables for three turtle T-shirts, Tetra for samples of Reptomin, Timberlaine for gift certificates for superworms and mealworms, Wardley’s for turtle sticks, and Zoo-Med for antibacterial soap and a reptile light stand.

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