These species, which have had almost no evolutionary changes, have also found their home at Arenal Natura. A special area has been designed for this long-living species, where they can live exactly as in their natural habitat.
All of our turtles are fresh water species, and among them you will observe White-Lipped Mud Turtles (Kinosternon leucostomum), Painted Wood Turtles (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima), Brown Wood Turtles (Rhinoclemmys annulata), Black River Turtles (Rhinoclemmys funeria) and large Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina).
Turtles appeared on the Earth some 220 million years ago and it is very interesting that in the last 80 million years they have not evolved, making them the reptiles which have best conserved their natural form.
By nature, they are one of the longest living species, many of which reach over 100 years of age. This attraction is a family favorite among guests of all ages.