30 Apr '18, 6pm

'Butt-breathing' punk-haired turtle is now officially endangered (Video)

'Butt-breathing' punk-haired turtle is now officially endangered (Video)

Turtles are seen as pretty slow and placid creatures, but the Mary river turtle (Elusor macrurus ) of Queensland, Australia must be the most badass of them all: not only does it have an amazing green-coloured mohawk hairdo, it also breathes through its genitals, allowing it to stay underwater for up to three days. Unfortunately, it's also been added recently to the Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) list of endangered animals as one of the top 30 most endangered reptiles on the planet. Found only in the Mary River, this turtle can grow up to 15 inches (40 centimetres) long and is one of Australia's largest turtles, and was only recognized as its own species during the 1990s. The Mary river turtle is capable of two modes of respiraiton, capable of breathing air on land and underwater. It has gill-like organs in its cl...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/green-haire...

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