The Western Pond Turtle is built for the water— just look at those beefy back legs and webbed feet!
Less noticeable but just as important is the shape of its shell. It has
evolved to be flat and sleek for the ultimate hydrodynamic swimmer bod!
Sadly, due to the rampant destruction and development of their habitat,
this species is currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. We are
passionate about protecting this amazing animal.