Giant Asian Pond Turtle
Rivers, streams, lakes, swamps, marshes, and surrounding lands
Fruit, aquatic plants & small animals
8 - 10 in.
2 - 3 eggs
- Among the largest hard-shelled, semi-aquatic Asian turtles.
- Has strong limbs and webbed toes so that it can swim in water or walk on land with great ease.
- Has a characteristic light-orange/yellow head and its shell is grey-brown.
Though these turtles are protected by Vietnamese law, their numbers continue to dwindle. They are in rapid decline due to the large-scale trade in food and medicinal products. Their habitat is also threatened by drainage and pollution.
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301