Giant Asian Pond Turtle


giant-asian-pond-turtleThe Giant Asian Pond Turtle is among the largest hard-shelled, semi-aquatic Asian turtles. This turtle has strong limbs and webbed toes so that it can swim in water or walk on land with great ease. The Asian Pond turtle has a characteristic light-orange/yellow head and its shell is grey-brown. Though these turtles are protected by Vietnamese law, their numbers continue to dwindle. Their habitat is also threatened by drainage and pollution.

Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Vulnerable - VN

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Here are a few fun facts:

  • Primarily eats plant matter, but also helps control aquatic insect, worm, and mollusk populations.
  • Young Giant Asian Pond Turtles provide food for monitors and wading birds.
  • Also eats fruit on land.

Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over: $7.00

Children 3 to 11: $5.00

Seniors 65+: $6.00

Children 2 years & under — FREE


General Admission starting July 28, 2019

Adults 13 & over: $10.00

Children 5 to 12: $8.00

Children 3 to 4: $5.00

Seniors 65+: $9.00

Children 2 years & under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

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