Black Breasted Leaf Turtle

The shape of its shell is similar to a leaf, hence its name!


Like most Asian turtle species, the black-breasted leaf turtle is in grave danger of extinction due to over-collection from the wild for the food, medicine and pet trade.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Family:
Bataguridae
Diet:
Snails, slugs, earthworms and other forest floor invertebrates.
Life Span:
20+ years captivity
Distribution:
Northern Vietnam and southern China.
Did you know?
Unlike most turtles, these spend the majority of their time on land.

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