Indochinese Box Turtle

Zoo Location: Reptile Tropics
 Indochinese Box Turtle
Habitat

The Indochinese box turtle is native to North Vietnam and Hainan Island, China.

Zoo Diet

Our turtles are fed crickets, locusts, leafy greens and fruit.

Wild Diet

They have a varied diet in the wild including earthworms, snails, insects, carrion, grasses, fallen fruit, berries, mushrooms and flowers.

Behaviour

They are one of the most terrestrial species of box turtles and can survive long periods without water. They have hinges at both ends on the sides of the plastron (flat part under shell), which enables them to fully seal themselves within their shells.

Breeding

Not much is known about their breeding behaviour, but they are thought to be sexually mature at around 10 to 12 years old.
 

Conservation

Threats such as habitat destruction, hunting for the pet trade and demand for food and medicine have resulted in this species being Critically Endangered.

 Indochinese Box Turtle  Indochinese Box Turtle

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Cuora galbinifrons
  • Class: Reptiles
  • Conservation status: Critically Endangered
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