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The beauty queen

Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all? ME.

The story behind this turtle

This gem of a turtle lives in the brackish waters of North America from Massachusetts to Texas. Because of its extraordinary taste, the Beauty Queen was hunted intensively. Nowadays, there are seven subspecies, which ranges partially overlap. The females at Turtle Island bury up to four clutches of eggs per year, luckily providing numerous offspring.

Facts & Figures

The beauty queen

- Diamond patterned shell
- Diamondback Terrapin
- Vulnerable

Scientific name
Malaclemys terrapin
Status
Vulnerable
Origin
North America

The beauty queen

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Account

Name:
Turtle Island Corporation USA
Bank:
Wells Fargo
IBAN:
1136635370 (Account)
BIC:
122000247 (Routing)

Contact

MAG. DR. PETER PRASCHAG
Founder of Turtle Island
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