This extremely rare species is endemic to a small area of wetlands in central Vietnam, Asia.
Their diet is made up of invertebrates, fish and occasionally aquatic vegetation.
Annam leaf turtles are illegally hunted and traded for food and traditional medicine. They are also threatened due to habitat loss and modification.
We are very fortunate to be home to this species at Paignton Zoo, and in previous years our staff have assisted experts working at the Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center located in Cúc Phương National Park in northern Vietnam.