Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand
Location in the Zoo
Wortham World of Primates – look for them in the water and on the shore in the orangutan habitat.
Cool Animal Fact
This reptile has an upturned snout, which makes it easier for them to feed on vegetation floating on the surface of the water.
How We Help Save Them
- We provide salaries, education and support from people in Sumatra saving painted terrapins.
- 2,356 painted terrapin hatchlings and juvelines were released into rivers and estuaries in Indonesia.
- 17 adult painted terrapins were rescued from illegal activity and released back into the wild, since 2018.
- Partners in Indonesia cleaned up and removed 770 pounds of plastic debris from painted terrapin nesting areas.