Species Spotlight! Chinese Three-striped Box Turtle!
Meet the Chinese Three-striped Box Turtle!
Scientific name: Cuora trifasciata
Countries of origin: China
Threats: Collection for the pet, food, and medicinal trades, habitat destruction, and genetic pollution through hybridization
Wild Population: Decreasing; estimated population reduction greater than 95%; individuals scattered and increasingly difficult to find
Conservation: Captive breeding and assurance colonies; field surveys; protected in the wild in China; CITES Appendix II
You can help us care for Chinese Three-striped Box Turtles at our Turtle Survival Center by donating to our Turtle Month campaign today!
Graphic: Jordan Gray
Turtle Photo: ©Joel Sartore/Photo Ark
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For #TurtleMonth, April 22nd, to May 23rd, we are highlighting the 25 endangered species managed at our Turtle Survival Center, as well as the 8 native species that find refuge on our 51-acre property in South Carolina!