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]

Last Of Her Kind, This 100-Year-Old Turtle May Soon Be A Mom | Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

Last Of Her Kind, This 100-Year-Old Turtle May Soon Be A Mom | Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can't get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can't get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

A pair of Yangtze giant softshell turtles in a zoo near Shanghai have produced only infertile eggs. Now scientists are trying a first: artificial insemination.

Scientists Make Novel Attempt to Save Giant Turtle Species

A pair of Yangtze giant softshell turtles in a zoo near Shanghai have produced only infertile eggs. Now scientists are trying a first: artificial insemination.

'World's Most Endangered' Turtle, Over 100 Years Old, Could Be Mom Soon. PHOTO: The female Yangtze giant softshell turtle is seen basking and the male can be seen in the water.

'World's Most Endangered' Turtle Could Be Mom Soon

'World's Most Endangered' Turtle, Over 100 Years Old, Could Be Mom Soon. PHOTO: The female Yangtze giant softshell turtle is seen basking and the male can be seen in the water.

Scientists Make Novel Attempt to Save Giant Turtle Species - The New York Times

Scientists Make Novel Attempt to Save Giant Turtle Species

The Yangtze giant softshell turtle is the rarest turtle in existence. There are only four left in the world and they are becoming extinct due to habitat loss and hunting. The Chinese believe the shells of these turtles hold medicinal properties.

The Yangtze giant softshell turtle is the rarest turtle in existence. There are only four left in the world and they are becoming extinct due to habitat loss and hunting. The Chinese believe the shells of these turtles hold medicinal properties.

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