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Bornean giant turtle

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Bornean giant turtle

Near the main entrance gate there is a small island. From the beginning of spring to late autumn, on its grassy inclosures and specially adapted basins live several tortoise and turtle species.

During summer the Bornean giant turtle is one of its inhabitants. It is the biggest turtle species living in freshwaters of Southeast Asia. It is also one of the most valuable species that has ever got to our zoo as a part of the cooperation program between European zoos and Asian environmental protection organizations.

  • Latin name: Orlitia borneensis
  • IUCN –Red List – EN – Endangered
  • CITES – Appendix – Zał. II

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