The ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre houses over 150 exotic animals, all victims of the cruel illegal wildlife trade. For as little as $1 a day ($30 a month), you can help to cover the medical expenses, food, general care and enrichment for these animals with our Wildlife Supporter Scheme (WSS).

So who would you like to support – the turtles, iguanas, snakes or tortoises? Have a look at the some of the characters that you will be helping below. Once you have decided, e-mail sign up via PayPal* by clicking here.
(*If you have chosen Paypal, please remember to send your full name, NRIC number and mailing address to for a 250% Tax Exemption for your donation)

What you’ll receive:

  • 250% tax exemption
  • Fact file about the animals you’re supporting & photos
  • Photo keychain of an animal you’re supporting
  • Exclusive ACRES collar pin
  • Report & video on the animals you’re supporting, sent to you at the end of the year
  • Complimentary tour of the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre to see your chosen animals
  • Want to work with your sponsored species? Come and volunteer at our sanctuary!
  • Subscription to quarterly newsletter & E-letters every 2 months
  • Invitation to exclusive ACRES events

The Turtles  

This beautiful bunch need a constant supply of fresh water and exciting enrichment like hiding their food in leaves (…it’s exhilarating for a turtle!) Can you be their hero and help to support their needs?


“Cyclops” the pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)
Place Of Origin: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, North Australia
Fun Fact: Cyclops always chases the net used to clean his tank.


“Ernie” the giant Asian pond turtle (Heosemys grandis)
Place Of Origin: Areas of Southeast Asia
Fun Fact: Ernie loves her food and she waits patiently as food is served up!


“Markos” the Cuban slider (Trachemys decussate)
Place Of Origin: Cuba and Isla de la Juventud
Fun Fact: Suave Markos is the most dominant (‘Boss’) of the Cuban sliders here.


“Silver” the pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)
Place Of Origin: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, North Australia
Fun Fact: Silver re-arranges the items in his tank so they are always in the middle.


“Durian” the alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)
Place Of Origin: Southeastern United States
Fun Fact: Durian was called so because of his ridged upper shell.

The Iguanas

These magnificent, dragon-like animals are social creatures who like leafy branches to rest on and heat lamps to bask under. Will you help ensure they have everything they need to stay as active and content as possible?


“Godzilla” the green iguana (Iguana iguana)
Place Of Origin: Central & South America
Fun Fact: Godzilla likes his food to be kept hidden away from the caregiver’s view, he is an extremely shy eater!

el diablo

“El-Diablo” the green iguana (Iguana iguana)
Place Of Origin: Central & South America
Fun Fact: El-Diablo is named for his feisty character displayed when trying to restrain him for weighing or when administering medicine.

The Tortoises

These tortoises are active and fast moving (despite popular belief!) and need nutritious food and tasty treats to power them through the hot days. Can you help to keep their needs met?


“Peanut” the red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria)
Place of origin: South America
Fun Fact: Peanut was called so because of his peanut-shaped shell! 


“Amber” the African spurred tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata)
Place of origin: Northern Africa
Fun Fact: At 20kg Amber is the biggest tortoise here.


“Radio” the radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata)
Place of origin: Madagaskar
Fun Fact: Radio was called so because of her species name – radiated tortoise.

The Snakes

They aren’t slimy or scary like many think. They enjoy simple pleasures like branches to slighter through and water tubs to soak in! Will you help these beautiful snakes?


“Tok-Tok-Tok” the African ball python (Python regius)
Place of origin: Central & Western Africa
Fun Fact: See the tongue? Of all the snakes here, this stunning snake hisses the most!


“Vennila” the albino Burmese python (Python bivittatus)
Place of origin: Areas of Southeast Asia
Fun Fact: Vennila is the big mama here at 3.5m long!


“Battery” the African ball python (Python regius)
Place of origin: Central & Western Africa
Fun Fact: He is always energetic and sometimes feisty when its feeding time!


“Fat Girl Slim” the Bornean short python (Python brongersmai)
Place of origin: Areas of Southeast Asia
Fun Fact: She was originally called Fat Boy Slim until we realised he was a she!


“Stubby” the African ball python (Python regius)
Place of origin: Central & Western Africa
Fun Fact: Handsome Stubby looks docile, but strikes the most!

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