Seneca Park Zoo is home to two spotted turtles that are a part of the Zoo’s ambassador animal program.
Spotted turtles are omnivores. They eat algae, water lily seeds, worms, slugs, grass, mollusks and amphibian eggs.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status
In these areas, fragmentation and loss of wetland habitats has resulted in the population decline of the spotted turtle. The loss of this animal is also attributed to them being used in the pet trade industry.