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Red-eared slider

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Red-eared slider

Near the main entrance gate there is a small island. From the beginning of spring to late autumn, on its grassy inclosures and specially adapted basins live several tortoise and turtle species.

One of them is the North American Red-eared Slider turtle, treated as an invasive species in Poland and several other countries. Released from private breeding it may be dangerous to Poland’s native European Pond Turtle.

  • Latin name: Trachemys scripta elegans
  • IUCN – Red List – L – Least concern

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