The story behind this turtle
After being scientifically recorded for the first time in 1994, "The Joker" was almost wiped out. Today this turtle is regularly bred in human care, to continue its survival. Turtle Island participates in repatriation projects and has already sent offspring to the world-renowned zoos of Singapore and Taiwan. Our females are still wild-caught animals from the original range and are therefore especially important for maintaining genetic diversity. This species has a very roundish face, which is recognized by many people as a permanent happy face. In the wild, "The Joker" can only be found on Rote Island.
- Smiling face
- Roti Island Snake-Necked Turtle
- Critically Endangered
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