Following the ban of import of Mediterranean Tortoises in 1984, many thousands of North American Box Turtles were imported into the UK as "substitute" pet Chelonians. The main species imported were Three Toed (Terrapene carolina triunguis), The Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata), and the Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina major). All of these are potentially very long lived animals, and I wonder how many remain in Pet collections today here in the UK. I know quite a few of us have breeding groups whose adults were mainly derived from this period of importation. But it would be good to know how many survive in captivity today?North American Box Turtles do hibernate as they come from a temperate zone, but the Boxies that you're likely to come across in the UK will probably be tropical or subtropical, and therefore do not hibernate.