Shell Shock! 6 of the World's Most Bizarre Turtles

7th April, 2024


Get ready to meet some truly unexpected turtles that defy the "slow and steady" stereotype.

Its head looks like a pile of leaves! This camouflage master ambushes prey in the Amazon.

1: Mata Mata Turtle

Looks like a turtle with a snorkel! Its nose acts like a breathing tube in the water.

2: Pig-nosed Turtle

Buries itself in sand, with only its eyes poking out! Looks more like a pancake than a turtle.

3: Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle

Powerful jaws and a worm-like lure in its mouth to attract unsuspecting fish.

4: Alligator Snapping Turtle

Neck ridiculously long – even longer than its shell! It wraps it sideways to fit inside.

5: Eastern Long-Necked Turtle

Biggest turtle alive! Soft shell instead of hard, making them speedy swimmers.

6: Leatherback Sea Turtle

The turtle world is full of surprises, proving nature's creativity knows no bounds!