Annam Leaf Turtle Mauremys annamensis

Annam Leaf Turtle
Annam Leaf Turtle
The Annam Leaf Turtle, a terrapin also called the Vietnamese Leaf/Pond Turtle, is endemic to a small area of central Vietnam but is nearly extinct in the wild.
Annam Leaf Turtle
Annam Leaf Turtle
Annam Leaf Turtle
Formerly common in its area, is was thought to be extinct by the 1940s or 50s but more recently a small population has been discovered.
Annam Leaf Turtle
Annam Leaf Turtle
Annam Leaf Turtle
It has been driven to near extinction by its popularity in turtle soup. Other Asian Turtles are now used and declining, but the rare Annam Leaf Turtle is also still collected for the food market.
Annam Leaf Turtle
Annam Leaf Turtle