The Hicattee Turtle is the only living species in an ancient family dating back 65 million years – outliving the dinosaurs. Once widespread, the Hicatee is now critically endangered due to over hunting and is in desperate need of protection.
These fully aquatic turtles live in deep rivers, lagoons and other fresh water bodies. They eat an entirely vegetarian diet and are able to breath both through their nostrils as well as through gill-like structures in their throat that allows them to absorb oxygen from water.
Known as the Central American Rive Turtle, the Hicattee is also one of the endangered species that will find some safety in the Jaguar Corridor created by the Rainforest Trust. So buy a bottle and save a Turtle!
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