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The story behind this turtle

The evolutionarily oldest turtle species is a well camouflaged ambush hunter with a preference for fish. At 110kg “Greg” is by far our largest turtle – and he knows it. This species originally lives in the Mississippi river system and its tributaries. Sadly, the Alligator Snapping Turtle is viewed as a delicacy in some cultures, which decreased the turtle population up to 95%. The inside of the turtle's mouth is camouflaged, and it possesses a worm-shaped appendage on the tip of its tongue used to lure fish.

Facts & Figures

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- Older than dinosaurs
- Alligator Snapping Turtle
- Vulnerable

Scientific name
Macrochelys temminckii
Status
Vulnerable
Origin
Vietnam

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Turtle Island Corporation USA
Bank:
Wells Fargo
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Contact

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