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Yellow-headed Temple Turtle

Heosemys annandalii


  • Southeast Asia


  • Swamps and rivers


  • Plants
  • Fruits

This large, aquatic turtle is named after the distinct yellow bands that decorate its head, and the custom of placing these turtles in the pools and canals of Buddhist temples.

Being a herbivorous turtle, it will feed on vegetation found growing in its aquatic habitat, as well as land plants that overhang the water and fruits that have fallen into reach.

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