The babies of Painted terrapin ( is basking in the pond at our rearing facility. Usually, they are basking as a group and about half to one hour at basking area in the ) . But, if they aware of our present they move to water immediately. I often found this situation. Therefore, the best way to see them is from far.
Their behavior to avoid human is a good sign to support their conservation in the habitat. We hope that they are also will avoid human present after released in the habitat. Through this way, they will not caught easily by human who want to capture them. Painted terrapin is still one the most wantedto sell in local illegal market.
Painted terrapin is a species of freshwater turtles that facing extinction. This species included in top twenty five of freshwater turtles, tortoises and terrapins in endangered situation in the world. We are actively to conserve them currently, either through conservation of freshwater turtles, tortoises and terrapins in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.or in-situ activities. They are a part of our initiative in