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One of the World's Rarest Turtles

Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by Anthony P, May 5, 2014.

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  1. Anthony P

    Anthony P Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    This weekend, everyone's friend, Gerard, was fortunate enough to play with a group of some of the rarest turtle species on the planet, the Southern River Terrapin Batagur affinis. This stuff doesn't get old!
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    Very very cool.
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    Anthony P Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I was so happy when he sent me this clip to post! What an amazing species..
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    kathyth Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    That is awesome, with a capital A!
    Thanks Anthony!
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    Sulcata_Sandy Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Can you tell us more about this species?


    Sulcata_Sandy
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  6. Then add that monster snapping turtle and ya got a great video...thanks.
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    Heres 2 of mine a boy and a girl !! RiverTPr.jpg
    Cheers
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Sam, you always surprise me. Have you successfully hatched any of these?
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    emystiong Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Sure !


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    Enjoy



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    Anthony P Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    emystiong Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks just doing my part ( If I am located in their range would not mind releasing some or all every year )

    My part as in if anything happen in their home range in Malaysia , mine can act as insurance re-population breeder !! ( just a thought )

    Cheers
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    You have the right idea for sure Sam. Need to see of you are in the range. Bet bet would be to get into contact with a TSA organization nearest to you. They would need to be inspected and tested before a release effort could take place. I can forward some information to you PM with some organizations nearest to you.
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    emystiong Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I cant be in the range as I am on the Malaysian part of Borneo island !!

    But i am within range of another sp ie painted terrapin which I do breed as well .


    Cheers
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    Anthony P Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Awesome stuff

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