Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni
Reptile | Central America: Southern Nicaragua to Northwest Costa Rica
Our turtle friend El Gordo and her species have shell patterns that vary based on their geographic location and are able to withstand drought conditions and temperatures up to 100°F for extended periods of time. They also often serve as biological control of agricultural pests, especially insects.
In the wild: Wild flowers, fruit, grasses, fish, worms, insects
At the Zoo: Greens, crickets, mealworms, fresh water turtle diet, mixed produce
Damp woodlands, terrestrial lowlands, clearings near water sources
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – not evaluated