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Turtle Village Photo Gallery

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    1/14. Turtle town layout.

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    2/14. Travelling turtle. Possibly a Russian Tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii).

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    3/14. The turtle's pretty house.

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    4/14. Madagascar's starred beauty.

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    5/14. Madagascar stars from the top.

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    6/14. A quartet of pond terripins. Trying to coax the other three to 'come on in'?

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    7/14. A pond terripin or a leopard turtle?

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    8/14. A healthy sized snapping turtle. Looking a lot more ferocious than the little guys from the store.

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    9/14. Seychelles islands Elephantine Tortoise. The Disochelys elephantina in a bronze life-sized form.

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    10/14. An African spurred tortoise. The Centrochelys sulcata is the largest land turtle in the world, reaching 100 kg.

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    11/14. Dining properly from the dish. These little guys were behind glass, at eye level.

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    12/14. Entrance to the Village's 'Time-Travel' area.

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    13/14. The 210-million-year-old Proganochelys. Considered as a fresh-water turtle, with its ribs integrated with the carapace and shoulder blades inside the bone box. It ossification was so complete that its neck, tail and legs were discovered in 1884 in Tubingen, Germany.

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    14/14. Open-air audio-visual theatre.

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