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Chikilidae - Photos - The World's Ugliest Animals

A rare soft-shell turtle, once thought to be on the brink of extinction, is seen in Cambodia May 2007. by Conservation International/AP

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Seven Continents

Asia is the largest and the most populous continent of the world. Pandas in Chengdu, China


Softshell turtle with a coat of algae. Perhaps no man is an island, but some turtles are.

from National Geographic News

World's Largest Freshwater Turtle Nearly Extinct

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

They died in 2005 and 2006. Both had been caught in the 1970s. But there’s still hope. The two turtles at the Suzhou Zoo are a male and a female. So everybody's just sitting around waiting for them to mate. The male is 100 years old. The female is 80 years old. As of July 2013, their sixth breeding season together, they’d produced lots and lots of eggs, but all of them were infertile and failed to hatch.


yangtze finless porpoise... a unique fresh water population of the finless dolphin found in the yangtze river of China.

Yangtze giant softshell turtle is critically endangered: one female and four males. Captive breeding is the only thing saving it

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