Radio-tracking Radiated Tortoises – Travel Blog Vol. 4

April 6, 2022 By Brett Bartek Back to so-called “civilization.” Although a return to the capital of Antananarivo means regular showers and a cheeseburger lunch in a French restaurant, it also means traffic jams, pollution, panhandling, and the overall busy nature that comes with any big city. While in the field, time is regulated by…

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Species Spotlight: Asian Giant Softshell

Asian Giant Softshell Turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) Countries of Origin: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore (extirpated), Thailand, Vietnam IUCN Status: Critically Endangered Habitat: Rivers, estuaries, coastal brackish and marine waters, and lakes Size:  ≤ 100 cm (~39 in.) carapace length Fast Facts: – Described to science in 1864 by John Edward Gray – Named in…

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