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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 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400