Freshwater turtles are an incredibly threatened group of vertebrates for many reasons and are therefore kept ex-situ by many zoos for captive breeding / insurance populations. However, in zoos these reptiles are often kept in mixed species exhibits with other taxa which some might argue makes turtles more a side-show and detracts from truly showcasing the species and getting the conservation / education message across to visitors. Does mixing endangered freshwater turtles with other taxa (crocodilians, fish, lizards etc) work from an educational display point of view or does it detract from it ? Is it better for freshwater turtles to be displayed / showcased in zoos as standalone exhibits for educational and conservation reasons? Perhaps it is dependent on the context or zoo and both designs / setups can work to raise the conservation profile of these species ? This is both a poll and a discussion thread where we can discuss this issue and I'm very interested in hearing peoples opinions on this subject.