Fly River Turtle facts: aka pig nosed turtle! | Animal Fact Files

Also known as the pig-nosed turtle, the Fly River turtle is a strange turtle indeed. The Fly River turtle could be described as a cross between a softshell turtle and a sea turtle. Softshell because it has a shell lacking scutes just like a softshell turtle, and sea turtle because it has large front flippers that are perfect for swimming - just like a sea turtle! Fly River turtles are also known as pig-nosed turtles because they have adorable, thick pig noses! Scientific Name: Carettochelys insculpta Range: Papua New Guinea and northern Australia Size: 1.5 feet (46cm); 44 pounds (20kg) Diet: snails, small fish, insect larvae, shrimp, crayfish, aquatic plants, fruits, and more Lifespan: unknown in the wild You can learn more on: Twitter - Facebook - ***The turtle from 2:58 to 3:18 is not a Fly River turtle! Were you able to spot this imposter??*** --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible, but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Youtube: Smithsonian's National Zoo - Oak Creek Zoological Conservatory - samivkrym - tuanching wu - Animated Xtreme - Credits via Flickr: William Hook - Kumiko - blariog - Credits via Wiki Users: Nesnad - Derek Ramsey - JSutton93 - Mitch Ames -,_2014-09-19.jpg Bjoertvedt -; 4028mdk09 - Junkyardsparkle - Pengo - Other attributions: DavidLamhauge - INNORECORDS - Websites used for research collection: This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: **changes were made to the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos:

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