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Spiny Softshell Turtle Apalone spinifera

Habitat

The Spiny softshell turtle lives in freshwater areas such as rivers and lakes

Diet in the wild

Insects and fish

Diet at the Zoo

Small Rodents and turtle pellets

Fascinating Facts

  • Can live to be 25 years old
  • Oldest reported lived to be 50 years old
  • Spends most of their time in water
  • Bury themselves in mud or sand to sleep

  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400