Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle.
Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle.

Hilaire’s Side-necked Turtle

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The Hilaire’s side-necked turtle is a freshwater turtle from South America mainly from Brazil.

Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle.

Hilaire’s side-necked turtle (Phrynops hilarii), Budapest Zoo.

I have never heard of Hilaire’s side-necked turtles until I saw them at the Budapest Zoo, and information about them on the Internet seems to be somewhat scarce.

Apparently some people do keep Hilaire’s side-necked turtles as pets even though they are large and require a lot of swimming space.

Further Readings:

Phrynops hilarii on Empire of the Turtle.
Care Sheet – Spot-Bellied Sideneck.
Phrynops hilarii on Wikipedia.
Phrynops on Wikipedia.
Last updated: January 19, 2015

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