Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtles
The only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant soft-shell turtles known to be remaining in the world.
Some Facts Related to Yangtze giant Turtle
- It is also known as the Red River giant softshell turtle, Shanghai softshell turtle, and Swinhoe’s soft-shell turtle or speckled soft-shell turtle.
- It is listed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List. It may be the largest living freshwater turtle in the world.
Suzhou zoo where the female turtle lived also houses a male Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle and the other two turtle lives in Vietnam.
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