Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
There are two red-eared sliders here at the Seneca Park Zoo. Myrtle, the female, was born in 1988 and came here in 1999; Jerry, the male, was born in 1990 and came to the Zoo in 2000.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least concern. Humans are the greatest enemy of red-eared sliders. Each year, turtles are harmed; mainly from habitat destruction and pollution.
Red-eared sliders are from the southeastern United States as well as in New York State! They can often be found basking on logs or stumps in or near water.
Adults feed on plant and animal matter. They like to eat snails, tadpoles and fish, as well as duckweed and water lilies.