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River Terrapin Breeding Centre

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The River Terrapin Breeding Centre


 

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Among the most popular destinations with visitors to Perak Tengah (Central Perak), the project was set up by the Wildlife Parks and Game Protection authorities (PERHILITAN) in order to prevent the extinction of this freshwater species of tortoise.  

Located at Bota Kanan, visitors can see the hatcheries and find out more about the habitats of this riverine terrapin (Batagur Baska).

Normally they will come up to lay eggs on the sandy beaches of the Perak River around this area between November - March of each year.

They bury their eggs between 3 - 4  feet into the sandy beaches for protection and warmth.

The moment they are hatched, baby terrapins, as if by instinct head straight for the river and they will not be back until they are about to lay their eggs in the sandy riverbanks.

 

 


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