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
Lifespan in captivity is 25-30 years
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.