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Arrau Giant South American River Turtle

Podocnemis expansa

One of the largest species of freshwater turtle, the females can weigh up to 100 pounds. Like sea turtles, they return to lay eggs on the same sandbank every year. The females can lay over 100 eggs at a time in their nests.


Found At

Rainforest

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

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