REPTILIAN TUESDAY #46
We’re jetting off to New Guinea to find one odd looking reptile! Grab your wellies and a snack because we’re taking a walk in some freshwater rivers! Let’s do this!
MEET THE PIG NOSED RIVER TURTLE!
Diet: Omnivore: fruits, fish, snails
Conservation Status: vulnerable
- Pig nosed river turtles have a pig like snout. This helps them breathe when they are submerged in water.
- Pig nosed river turtles are also known the Fly River turtles.
- They have flipper like limbs that resemble a sea turtle more than a freshwater turtle.
- Pig nosed river turtles have a soft, leathery skin on top of their carapace (top shell).
- They are unlike any other freshwater turtle alive today.
- Pig nosed river turtles are territorial.
We think these crazy looking turtles are so cool! They look like a pig, a sea turtle and a freshwater turtle all meshed in to one animal! If you could make a mixed up animal what you would make?