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A bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) an endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened species at the Atlanta Zoo.

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A male and female critically endangered red-crowned roof turtle (Batagur kachuga) at the Kukrail Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Lucknow, Upper Pradesh, India. The male is one-third the size of the female, and there are less than 500 breeding adult animals left in the wild.

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A Santa Cruz Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) at the Prague Zoo.

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A Santa Cruz Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) at the Prague Zoo.

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A Santa Cruz Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri) at the Prague Zoo.

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A Duncan Island giant tortoise (Chelonoidis duncanensis) at the Prague Zoo.

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A Duncan Island giant tortoise (Chelonoidis duncanensis) at the Prague Zoo.

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A Duncan Island giant tortoise (Chelonoidis duncanensis) at the Prague Zoo.

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A Duncan Island giant tortoise (Chelonoidis duncanensis) at the Prague Zoo.

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A diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) from a private facility in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A Meso-American slider (Trachemys venusta venusta) at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City.

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Yellow mud turtle (Kinosternon flavescens) at Wildcare, a wildlife rehab center.

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A Bermuda diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). This may soon be designated as a separate subspecies or even a full species, and was photographed at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

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A Spanish pond turtle (Mauremys leprosa) at Parque Biologico.

This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A Spanish pond turtle (Mauremys leprosa) at Parque Biologico.

This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A Spanish pond turtle (Mauremys leprosa) at Parque Biologico.

This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A critically endangered Kleinmann’s tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) hatching from it’s egg at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A critically endangered Kleinmann’s tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni, egg and baby at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A side neck turtle (Elseya schultzei) in Jakarta, Indonesia in the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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A side neck turtle (Elseya schultzei) in Jakarta, Indonesia in the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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A side neck turtle (Elseya schultzei) in Jakarta, Indonesia in the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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A side neck turtle (Elseya schultzei) in Jakarta, Indonesia in the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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An endangered four-eyed turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata) at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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A three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.

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A three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.

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A three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.

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A three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered Madagascar big-headed turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered Madagascar big-headed turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) at the Houston Zoo.

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A serrated snapping turtle, Elseya latisternum, at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

Saw-shelled turtle

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A serrated snapping turtle, Elseya latisternum, at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A painted sideneck turtle, Emydura subglobosa, at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A painted sideneck turtle, Emydura subglobosa, at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A painted sideneck turtle, Emydura subglobosa, at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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