Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Huge turtle

Photo from Chelydra.Org
The largest species of freshwater turtles is The Alligator Snapping Turtle. There are notes that the biggest specimen on record was either one who had a weight of 107 kg (236 lb) and was housed at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois according to Wikipedia, either another one who weighted 113 (249 lb) from the Tennessee Aquarium. Actually this one on the photo is named Big Bill and while not the biggest one, it is still likely to be near 100 kg (220 lb).

Source: Chelydra.Org

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