LATIN NAME: Carettochelys insculpta
This freshwater turtle is the only one to have a prominent snout.
The pig-nosed turtle is a freshwater turtle that lives in calm stretches of river and isolated lakes. It can sometimes be seen at sea and it lays on certain beaches in the same way as marine turtles.
It is omnivorous and feeds on snails, fish and crustaceans, as well as on aquatic plants and fruit fallen in the water. With its snout, it can dig in the silt to catch larvae and other food.
It can measure up to 70 cm and weighs 30 kg.