European Pond Turtles
The European Pond Turtles – also known as European Pond Terrapins - are the only turtle species native to Germany. However, it is also found outside Europe - their habitat extends from North Africa in the South to the Aral Sea in the North East.
As the name suggests, the European Pond Turtles live in swampy areas such as still or slow-flowing waters, ponds, small lakes and similar waters.
The European Pond Turtle is also part of our 2012 special exhibit "Turtle Shelter!" >
Things to Do
- Watch the cute offspring of the breeding programs we support
- Learn more about our regional conservation project
- Find out why road traffic is their most dangerous enemy