Tina, the Turtle lives in the Children’s Room of the Katonah Village Library. Tina is a river cooter, a freshwater turtle who lives mainly in the Southwestern United States.
Tina was left on the Library’s doorstep in the fall of 1991. In 2012, she turned 20 years old, and there was a town-wide party. Tina likes to eat turtle pellets, fruit and lettuce.
When Tina arrived at the Library, she was tiny and weighed barely 1 lb. Over the years, Tina has grown to now be almost 5 pounds! Along the way, Tina has outgrown several of her tanks.
Tina enjoys being outside the water, too (we let her crawl around after hours, and, boy, is she fast!). Plans are currently underway to build an outdoor enclosure in the Serenity Garden for her to enjoy the direct sunlight and fresh air in the warmer weather.
Tina loves when Miss Stephanie sings, especially the song Summertime. You can email Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org.