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Indochinese box turtle, Cuora galbinifrons, China/Laos/Vietnam

Indochinese box turtle, Cuora galbinifrons, China/Laos/Vietnam

♥ Pet Turtle ♥  A Wild Indochinese Box Turtle, sadly, a "critically endangered" species.

rhamphotheca: “ Say hello to the Indochinese Box Turtle (Cuora galbinifrons). This shy species inhabits bushy woodlands and thick forests in regions of Vietnam and China.

The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) is native to Canada, the USA and Mexico. It was uplisted from Low Risk/ Near Threatened to Vulnerable as the population decline probably exceeds 30%. The causes for this decline are not fully understood but comprise a mixture of habitat destruction and degradation, direct mortality from vehicle strikes, predation and collection for the pet trade; Photo by Jonathan Mays

The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) is native to Canada, the USA and Mexico

Terrapene carolina triungis | ©Dietrich Meyer (Bryan, Texas, US) Terrapene carolina (Emydidae) is a species of box turtle found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. It has six recognized subspecies, four of them are found in the United States, and two subspecies are found in Mexico. All box turtles have a bilobed, hinged plastron that allows the turtle to close its shell almost completely (that is why they are named box turtles). When frightened...

Terrapene carolina triungis(Emydidae) is a species of box turtle found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico.

The big-headed turtle is known to readily climb over obstacles in and around rivers and fast streams, using its tail as a prop to extend the reach of its strong claws; it also uses its beak to assist in climbing.[4] It has been reported to climb trees and bushes. It is not a strong swimmer, and when swimming, this species occasionally arches its tail in the manner of a scorpion.[4] The big-headed turtle cannot pull its head in its shell. That being the case, it will not hesitate to use its…

An unusually bright orange baby Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) found in a rocky mountain stream in Southern China. (In China) it is called ' 鹰嘴龟。 meaning Eagle Mouth Turtle.

Always stop and help Box Turtles that are in the road, if you can

Always stop and help Box Turtles that are in the road, if you can . × by image Always stop and help Box Turtles that are in the road, if you can

Box Turtle Crossing, Nebraska

Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata) male trying to cross the one lane road leading to Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge (I helped him after taking the picture), Nebraska Sandhills, Nebraska, USA.

Turtles purloined from Flamingo Gardens mysteriously returned

Turtles purloined from Flamingo Gardens mysteriously returned.