Diamondback Terrapin

These animals are mostly found in estuaries or salt marshes. Many drown in abandoned crab traps, and this can be avoided by using an add-on device to crab traps.
  • Scientific Name: Malaclemys terrapin
  • Range: United States
  • Status in the Wild: Near Threatened
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptiles and Amphibians Building
  • Cool Animal Fact: They don’t live strictly in fresh or salt water, but something in-between.