|A Red-eared slider and an Eastern painted turtle basking in the OC.|
|Rhinoclemmys, Central American box turtles live in the front of the rotunda and have (over the last 5 years or so) Had one baby Rhino ... the smallest and most colorful of the 4 turtles you might find.|
And lastly, (as this is only part one) we have Pink-belly side-neck turtles in the OC pond. Side-neck turtles represent a large group of turtles, restricted to the southern hemisphere, that can not pull their heads inside their shells (like all of the turtles found in GA, for example)
|Emydura subglubosa, basking in the orchid center (OC)|
Next time, we will see what is lurking under the bridge in the rainforest!