PAINTED BATAGUR

Arctic Snowy White Turtles

FOOD CHAIN

-when painted batagurs are young, their diet is mostly leafy greens, grubs and aquatic creatures

-when they grow up their diet consists of friuts such as mangosteen, rambutan,dragonfriut and bananas and leafy greens.

HABITAT

-lives in swampy wetlands in south east Asia

description

-can grow up to 60 cm long

-females are slightly larger than males

-both genders have webbed feet

-during mating season the males heads turn eggshell white and a red stripe devolops between their eyesgiving their heads a painted apperance

adaptations

-the painted batagurs shells are tough and are brown black or grey to blend in with the river bottom

-their nick name is the sawjawed terripen because their jaws look like saws which help them eat thick stemmed plants

reasons painted bataburs are endangered

-people capture them for pets and the tribes capture them for food

-the area where they lay their eggs are bought and used for construction.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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