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

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

Yangtze giant softshell turtle The Yangtze giant softshell turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the world. Unfortunately, it is also the world's rarest. Only four specimens are known to exist in the world: two inhabit separate lakes in Vietnam, and two others reside at Suzhou Zoo in China. Only one of the four is female, meaning that the survival of the species rests entirely on her capacity to breed.

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