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Fly River turtle

Tropics·Reptile

Resembling sea turtles, the Fly River turtle has flipper-like legs and a skin-covered shell. However, it lives in streams and rivers, including the Fly River in New Guinea. Like many turtles in Asia, their population is rapidly shrinking. Humans are eating them out of existence.

  • Conservation StatusEndangered
  • Life span25-30 years
  • Body size28 in.
  • Native habitat Wetlands and marine areas of northern Australia, Indonesia, and southern Papua New Guinea
  • DietFruit and leaves, crustaceans, mollusks, and insects
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