You don't realize it, but you are being stared at by over 50 turtles as you walk by the pond. The Red and yellow-eared sliders subtly stick their heads out of the water to check if you are a threat. If not, they come up and take a seat on their Turtlebeach.

General information red and yellow-eared slider

Scientific name: Trachemys scripta

The red and yellow-eared sliders are native to pools in North America. They are one of the few reptiles ideally suited to the Dutch climate. They do this by hibernating. The heart rate drops to 10 beats per minute and the turtle can stay underwater for up to 3 months without breathing. As soon as the water rises above 10 degrees Celsius, they wake up again. The animals have a yellow or a red stripe on their cheeks to which they owe their name.

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