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European Pond Terrapin

The European Pond Terrapin (Emys orbicularis) also known as the European Pond Tortoise or European Pond Turtle, is a species of turtle found in southern and central Europe, West Asia and North Africa. It inhabits slow-flowing waters and nearby areas. It hibernates for up to seven months of the year at the bottom of the waterbed.

Its shell is brown with a hint of green, and spotted yellow.

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European Pond Terrapin