Hatchling Red-Eared Slider from a Pennsylvania pond (a non-native area)

World Turtle News, 06/25/2015

Turtles face threat from Red-Eared invaders

This report out of Toronto reminds us once again that many turtles around the globe have been invaded by one of their own — the Red-Eared Slider. The introduction of this hardy species has led to many other species having to fight for survival against another turtle species that doesn’t belong. It is of utmost importance that we continue to remind pet turtle owners it is never a good idea to release their animals into the wild.

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Did You Know…

You can use this resource to see all the places to which Red-Eared Sliders have been introduced.

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Photo of a Red-Eared Slider hatchling pulled from a pond in Pennsylvania, where they are non-native.


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