Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Cousin: The Myanmar River Turtle

Look at this guy! This is the Myanmar River Turtle, and is now sadly listed as ‘critically endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Myanmar is a state in southeast Asia, also known as Burma. 
Females can reach up to 24 inches in shell length, and mature males develop a spectacular breeding-season coloration, becoming silvery white with black stripes on the shell, and a black face mask over a lime-green head. The eggs of these last animals have been protected in recent years and the juveniles are being raised at Mandalay Zoo for re-introduction.


  1. Let's get them healthy again - come on Myanmarese!

  2. Everything about this Mynamar is gorgeous. The "turned up" nose is especially lovely. Love this species.