The Giant Asian Pond Turtle is native to Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina).
The Giant Asian Pond Turtle is one of the largest terrapins in the world, weighing some 12kg and up to half a metre long.
Like other terrapins, it inhabits freshwater streams, ponds and marshes but also can be found in leaf litter and undergrowth on land.
The terrapin is vulnerable, its biggest threat being Asian food markets.
It is also harvested for Chinese medicine and for the captive animal trade.