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The joker

It´s good to know that people are laughing with me and not at me.

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.

Facts & Figures

The joker

- Smiling face
- Roti Island Snake-Necked Turtle
- Critically Endangered

Scientific name
Chelodina mccordi
Status
Critically Endangered
Origin
Rote Island, Indonesia

The joker

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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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