Species Spotlight! Red-necked Pond Turtle!

Mauremys Monday!!! Species Spotlight!

Common name: Red-necked Pond Turtle

Scientific name: Mauremys nigricans

Countries of origin: China

Habitat: Mountain and hill streams in dense evergreen forests

Threats: Habitat destruction and degradation; collection for the food, pet, and medicinal trades; genetic pollution through hybridization

Wild Population: No wild specimens known to science; presumed extinct in the wild

Conservation: Captive breeding and assurance colonies; genetic management; field surveys; protected in the wild in China; CITES Appendix II

You can help us care for Red-necked Pond Turtles at our Turtle Survival Center by donating to our Turtle Month campaign today!


Graphic: Jordan Gray

Turtle Photo: Cris Hagen, Allwetterzoo M√ľnster

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