typhlonectes:

Indian Spotted Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii)

They are
endemic to South Asia and mainly eat invertebrates, as well as the
occasional small fish. When they are young, their spots are vibrant and
decorate the shell and their skin, and as they get older, the spots on
their shell fade but they retain their beautiful speckled skin. In
recent years, their numbers have been in steady decline due to the
collection of them from the wild to supply the pet trade.

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member or make a donation to our year-end fundraiser to help us save
beautiful species like this!

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