Micke Grove Zoo

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Yellow-bellied Slider
Trachemys scripta scripta

Habitat: Lives in freshwater lake and pond habitats

Range: South-eastern United States of America

Natural Diet: Aquatic invertebrates and plants

Status in the Wild: Not evaluated

 

Fun Animal Facts

Yellow-bellied sliders have yellow markings on their body. They are predominantly aquatic leaving only to bask in the sun and to build terrestrial nests. The female sliders are larger than the males. These turtles breed prolifically laying up to 2 and half dozen eggs per clutch. They could lay five clutches per year.

They are popular as pets are are considered an invasive species.

 

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The slider has yellow markings on its body

 

Distributional range in the U.S.