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REPTILES

Giant Snake-Necked Turtle

Chelodina expansa

ON EXHIBIT:  Turtle Gallery in River Journey

Giant Snake neck Turtle

FUN FACTS
Snake-necked turtles have very long necks that aid them when they grab prey.  These turtles cannot pull their necks into their shell; instead they tuck them to one side or the other.  The giant snake-necked turtle is the largest of the many species of side-neck turtles that inhabit Australia.


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About This Animal

SIZE: 19 in (48 cm)

RANGE: Queensland and New South Wales, Australia

HABITAT: Waterholes and rivers

DIET: Insects, shrimp, fish and frogs