Eastern Snakeneck Turtle
The Eastern Snakeneck Turtle or Eastern Longneck lives in ponds, lakes and streams of Eastern Australia.
The Snakenecks are semi-aquatic turtles, that live partly in the water and partly on land and can be seen sitting on rocks and wood basking in the sun. Their neck are often as long as their carapax and there name is derived from its snake-like look.
Apart from their long necks, Eastern Snakeneck Turtles also have webbed feet which are used for swimming and digging.
The Snakeneck Turtle is part of our 2012 special exhibit "Turtle Shelter!" >
Things to Do
- Watch the Eastern Snakeneck Turtle swimming or sun-bathing.
- Discover the black-edged scutes.
- Can you notice that the neck is as long as its carapace?