European Pond Terrapin/Turtle Emys orbicularis

European Pond Terrapin
European Pond Terrapin
The European Pond Terrapin or Turtle, is a freshwater chelonian from central and southern Europe and North Africa. Usually called Terrapin in Europe and Turtle in North America.
European Pond Turtle
European Pond Turtles
As terrapins, they are semi-terrestrial/semi-aquatic, with a dual-purpose clawed feet/flippers. They can live more than 50 years.
European Pond Terrapin
European Pond Terrapin
European Pond Terrapin
Their survival is threatened by increasing loss of wetland habitat and competition from the imported, feral Red-eared Slider Terrapin from the USA.
European Pond Terrapin
European Pond Terrapin
European Pond Terrapin