Giant Snake-necked Turtle
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
ON EXHIBIT: Turtle Gallery in River Journey
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.