Amboina Box Turtle
China to Indonesia and the Philippines, throughout mainland Southeast Asia, and into northern India and Bhutan, Palawan, Philippines
Marshes, swamps, ponds, pools in the streams, flooded rice paddies
100 to 150 years
Extinct in the Wild
Love is in the air
Amboina Box Turtles have their own interesting courtship. The male and female face each other, with outstreached necks, moving their headsd into a shape of an infinity symbol. However, the male can be veru aggressive during courtship, chasing the female and biting her on its neck.
The south Asian Box Turtle gets its name from the ability to cox itself up completely within its shell.This is due to the hinged lower shell, which, like other box turtles, can be folded up when the head is withdrawn, securely protecting the animal from any predators.
The south asian Keeled box tutle is primarily nocturnal and spends most of its day hiding under piles of leaf litter along the banks of streams.