Alligator snapping turtle – Rocky

It’s a cape, it’s a rock.

About Alligator snapping turtle – Rocky

Scientific name :

Macrochelys temmincki

Common name :

alligator snapping turtle

Native to :

the South East of the United States

Maximum size :

90 cm

Weight :

100 kg

Conservation status :

Vulnerable (VU)

Reproduction :

The female lays forty spherical eggs during the day

Diet :

amphibians, fish, birds

Characteristics :

This large turtle has 3 dorsal ridges which are similar in appearance to the alligator’s skin. It is the only species of turtle to have a worm-shaped appendage at the bottom of the mouth which it uses to attract its prey.

Location in the Tropical Reserve :

in the vivariums

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