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Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta

NATURAL HABITAT
The painted turtle lives in fresh waters with soft bottoms such as creeks, marshes, ponds and the shores of lakes.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Plants and animals
IN THE ZOO – Turtle chow

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Sunbathe to regulate body temperature
  • Only turtle whose living location ranges from Atlantic to Pacific
  • Most abundant turtle species
  • Designated as the "official reptile" for four U.S. states
  • Adults in the wild can live more than 55 years
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400