by Jordan Gray  Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys sp.) Countries of Origin:  United States of America IUCN Status:  Vulnerable Estimated surviving population:   Unknown Habitat: Rivers, creeks, spring runs, bayous, oxbows, river swamps, reservoirs Biology and Habits: Alligator Snapping Turtles are a benthic dweller of the waterbodies they inhabit, typically favoring the deepest part of the waterway. They are most active during the…

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by Chris Clark  On Friday, June 15, 2017, turtle conservation advocates in Ontario, Canada and around the world raised a celebratory glass of champagne to the iconic Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)! Organized and hosted by the Turtle Survival Alliance’s Chairman of the Board, Patricia Koval, and the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC), with guests of honor…

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