Side-necked Turtle Pleurodira

Habitat

The side-necked turtle is found in tributaries of large rivers

Diet in the wild

Vegetables, grasses, fruits and leaves

Diet at the Zoo

Turtle Pellets

Fascinating Facts

  • Cannot retract head into shell like most turtles, so they stick it in sideways
  • Can live up to 70 years
  • Turtles, in general, have existed for approximately 215 years

  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400