Pond Slider

Pond Slider

Reflection Riding houses three pond sliders: two males and one female. Once raised as pets, they may harbor pathogens, which could be detrimental to wild populations. They are often taken into the classroom as Animal Ambassadors.  They are kept off-exhibit when not in the classroom.

Fun Facts:

  • During the courtship display, males vibrate their long claws in a female’s face and along her cheeks.
  • Pond sliders are often seen basking on logs; sometime they will be stacked on top of one another.
  • The FDA has banned the sale of red-eared sliders with a carapace length of less than 4 inches.
  • In Tennessee, it is illegal to purchase or possess any species of turtle

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Hours of Operation • Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Sunday (April - October) 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note the last time to drive through loop is 4:30 p.m. • Gates close at 5:00 p.m.