Yellow baboonFebruary 14, 2016
Yellow – bellied hinged TerrapinFebruary 14, 2016
Up to 55 cm. A huge, grey or black hinged terrapin with a serrated rear carapace.
In rivers and lakes almost throughout Kenya and Tanzania, below 1600 metres altitude, absent in lake Victoria.
Aquatic, active by day, often basks on shorelines, logs and exposed rocks. In the dry season may bury itself in mud, or walk across country to find water.
Eats molluscs, snails, fish, amphibians and arthropods.
Lays up to 30 eggs.