Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle
Diet: Vegetables and fruit, grasses, insects, small animals.
Longevity in the wild: Up to 70 years.
Size: Adults between 38 and 69 cm with females growing twice as large as males.
Weight: Males 0.5 to 1 kg; females 1 to 3 kg.
Group Name: Colony
Fun Fact: These turtles are diurnal, meaning that they are most active in mid-morning and afternoon.
You can find the Zoo's Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtles and other animals from Central and South America in Toucan Ridge.