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Yellow-headed Temple Turtle

Heosemys annandalii

Range

  • Southeast Asia

Habitat

  • Swamps and rivers

Diet

  • 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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