Terrapins are unique among North American turtles because they live exclusively in brackish water, a combination of fresh and seawater. The turtle was almost extinct but thankfully, due to the introduction of protection laws, combined with a decrease in demand as the fad for eating them died out, enabled populations to recover.

Find me at EPZ

Location: Temporarily off exhibit

Arrived at EPZ: Mr. T - 03/05/2004; Cartier and Tiffany - 08/31/2011