Baku Zoological Park

European pond turtle

Size and weight

Shell length is 12-35 cm, weight - 1.5 kg


It feeds on various small animals

Life Span

Lifespan in captivity is 25-30 years


3-19 eggs

Conservation status

Least Concern

The species has a wide geographic distribution - Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia. Inhabits various freshwater basins.

Sexual maturity is reached at the age of 5-9 years. The female lays 3-19 eggs. Only females will appear at an egg incubation temperature above + 30°C, and only males appear at temperatures below + 27°C.