It is a little-known fact that North America is home to more species and subspecies of semi-aquatic turtles than anywhere else on earth, with the USA leading all other countries in species diversity. Many, including Sliders, Map and Painted Turtles, are well-known to turtle keepers, while others are rarely seen in captivity. If provided proper care, a number make wonderfully responsive pets that may reproduce and live in excess of 30 years.