Painted Batagur Batagur borneoensis

Painted Batagur
Painted Batagur
The Painted Batagur or Painted Terrapin is native to rainforest of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Painted Batagur
Painted Batagur
Painted Batagur
It has attractive dark markings on its light carapace (shell), a red blaze on its face and two snorkle-like nostrils for breathing surface air. The shell can reach 2 ft (60cm) long.
Painted Batagur
Painted Batagur
Painted Batagur
It is critcally endangered, mainly by the local food markets (for its meat and its eggs) but also by loss of habitat for palm oil plantations and fish farming and by the pet trade.