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Animal Update: Irwin's Snapping Turtles

A pair of Irwin’s snapping turtles have been re-introduced into the Australia exhibit!

Published August 14, 2015

Irwins Turtle

This species is specifically found in the Burdekin range of the Mary River system on the coast of Queensland, Australia. 

Outside of Australia, the Aquarium is currently the only institution to exhibit these turtles. 

Irwins Turtle

Irwin snapping turtles are sexually dimorphic. Males are much smaller than females and have white face and olive brown carapace (upper shell). Females are much larger with a whitish-yellow head, a rose-colored nose and a golden carapace.

You can see these two unique turtles in the lungfish tank of Australia: Wild Extremes

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