Asian Black Tortoise (Manouria emys phayrei )

Interesting :

It is considered as largest turtle in Asia because of its tortoiseshell’s length of 2 feet which is black or brown and high curve and 30-40 kilograms of weight. It has front legs with big scale and short back legs with big round nails, spike with bone inside being between back legs and bottom in each side which help against in climbing up looked like 2 legs added becoming 6 legs so it is called Tow-Hok.

Habitat :

It has been found in Burma, Assump and Thailand, especially in Northern and Western part such as Tak, Karnchanaburi and Tanaowasri mountain range.

Food :

It likes to eat vegetable, fruit, taro, potato including shell and snail.

Behavior :

It likes afloat landscape and dig a hole then hide itself inside. It prefers to live at mountain and water.

Current Status :


Age :

can prolong its age to 100 years.

Reproductive :

it lays about 50 eggs in each time.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017