Sometimes mistaken as the common snapping turtle, the alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater snapping turtle. These dinosaur-like turtles have spiky shells and a primitive-like face.
- Unlike all other species of snapping turtle, this one has eyes on the sides of its head.
- They can also actively search for prey by tasting chemicals in the water that are indicative of a particular species.
- They can go 50 minutes before needing to surface for a gulp of air.
|Range||Southern United States|
|Zoo location||Off exhibit|