Bornean giant turtle – Kali

My carapace is so big and hard that it was used by the indigenous tribes of Borneo as a shield.

About Bornean giant turtle – Kali

Scientific name :

Orlitia borneensis

Common name :

Bornean giant turtle

Native to :

the Malaysian Peninsula, Borneo

Maximum size :

80 cm

Weight :

40 kg

Conservation status :

Endangered (EN)

Reproduction :

the female lays a dozen eggs in the sandy riverbanks where she lives.

Diet :

insects, amphibians, fish, plants

Characteristics :

the carapace of this large tortoise has a rather unique shape: it looks like a mushroom hat!

Location in the Tropical Reserve :

on Python Island, in the python enclosure

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