Vietnamese Leaf Turtle


General Facts

Originally, the Vietnamese Leaf Turtle was from Hainan Island located east of Vietnam and southwest of China. Since it was popular in the markets as food, its population declined rapidly. The time frame in which event occurred is unknown. The turtle is now popular as a pet, but very few if any remain in the wild. All that's known so far is that the species is in captivity.

Fun Facts

-The Vietnamese Leaf Turtle is can only grow up to 4.5 inces long.
-The turtle can live up to 10 years in captivity.
-The turtle is often referred to as the Black Breasted Turtle.
-The name Vietnamese Leaf Turtle came from a random scientist who saw it eating leaves.
-It's predators are unknown, unless you count human as a predator.