When we’re babies, we’re round and our carapace has multiple teeth which make us look like circular saw blades to deter our predators!
About Pig-nosed turtle – Micheline
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Native to :
Papua New Guinea and North Australia
up to 70 cm
up to 30 kg
Conservation status :
omnivorous (plants and animals)
The pig-nosed turtle is unique. It’s the largest Australian freshwater turtle and has a prominent “snout”, hence its common name. It is the only freshwater turtle whose legs resemble the fins of sea turtles. Its carapace is covered with a thin, smooth skin.
Location in the Tropical Reserve :
on Python Island