The Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle Just Got 25 Percent Closer to Extinction - Scientific American Blog Network

The Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle Just Got 25 Percent Closer to Extinction - Scientific American Blog Network

World's Largest Freshwater Turtle Nearly Extinct.   A Yangtze giant softshell turtle—one of the last four known—gets a checkup in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2011.

World's Largest Freshwater Turtle Nearly Extinct. A Yangtze giant softshell turtle—one of the last four known—gets a checkup in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2011.

Yangtze giant softshell turtle R. swinhoei of Dong Mo, Son Tay, Vietnam Conservation status  Critically Endangered (IUCN 2.3)[1]

Yangtze giant softshell turtle R. swinhoei of Dong Mo, Son Tay, Vietnam Conservation status Critically Endangered (IUCN 2.3)[1]

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The Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) | 9 "Ugly" Animals Going Extinct That Need Love Too

The Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) | 9 "Ugly" Animals Going Extinct That Need Love Too

PHOTO: The female Yangtze giant softshell turtle is seen basking and the male can be seen in the water.

PHOTO: The female Yangtze giant softshell turtle is seen basking and the male can be seen in the water.

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