Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Macrochelys temmincki

Omnivore

North America [VIEW MAP]

Wetlands

Guests usually have two opportunities to see these impressive turtles. One is in the large outdoor Georgia River habitat next to the Georgia eXtremes building; be sure to check out both indoor and outdoor views. The other turtle is in the indoor gallery of the main building of Scaly Slimy Spectacular. Both are visible year-round and regardless of weather conditions because they are native to our region. Be sure to look carefully for their fishing and tripod behaviors. Many visitors are lucky enough to see these natural behaviors.

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