Malaysian Giant Turtle Orlitia borneensis
The Malaysian Giant Turtle inhabits freshwater swamps, lakes and river systems. The diet in the wild is unknown, but captives are omnivorous. Little information is available about the species life history. Orlitia borneensis is considered Endangered in Indonesia and reported mostly from national parks; they appear to be declining in abundance due to habitat loss and intensive illegal exploitation.
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Horne, B.D., Das, I., Hamidy, A., Kusrini, M.D., Guntoro, J. & As-singkily, M. 2020. Orlitia borneensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T15509A724972. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T15509A724972.en. Downloaded on 24 January 2021.
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