Keeled Box Turtle
About This Animal
RANGE: China (Hainan Island), Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, east India, Bhutan
HABITAT: This terrestrial species lives in forested areas, sometime in or near caves.
DIET: Primarily carnivorous (invertebrates and small vertebrates). Will occasionally eat fruit.
ON EXHIBIT: Turtle Gallery on Level 2 of River Journey
Keeled box turtles are named for the three keels running down the top of their carapace (top of shell). Females of this species lay anywhere from 3-7 eggs, sometimes twice per year.
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered per the IUCN Red List
Our Impact: The AZA population of this species is managed as an SSP program by Tennessee Aquarium staff. This species has reproduced at the Aquarium.