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  • Waltraut Frieda

    CANTOR’S GIANT SOFT SHELLED TURTLE Instead of an exterior shell commonly associated with turtles, the Cantor’s giant softshell turtle...

  • Lori Hehn

    The Cantor's Giant Soft Shelled Turtle is one of the most unusual looking animals on earth and certainly one of the most odd turtles. Yet few people have seen it or know about it. It's not a sea turtle - the Cantor prefers to inhabit inland, close to streams and wetlands. They are native to Cambodia but are very rare.

  • Jeannine Baker

    i I like turtles. In fact the hill I grew up on was known as Turtle Hill because we had so many. These turtles aren’t ones I’d want to touch or take home though. The large soft-shell turtles live in fresh water, and spend most of their time buried. I don’t know about you, but to me a turtle just isn’t a turtle without a hard little shell and a gorgeous pattern. These ones are monotone. Just the thought of feeling a soft shell makes me cringe, but I guess if that’s all the protection they need, who am I to argue with Mother Nature?

  • Elda Leuschke

    Cantor's Softshell Turtle - freshwater turtle, native to Cambodia, which can grow up to 6 feet in length. It spends 95 percent of its life buried and motionless in the sand surfacing twice a day to take a #Baby Animals #cute baby Animals

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