Black-breasted leaf turtles lay clutches of one to two eggs at a time. The eggs take slightly more than two months to hatch. Black-breasted leaf turtles prefer cool temperatures and low light levels. This species is part of the Tennessee Aquarium’s Asian Turtle Breeding Program and has successfully reproduced here. Like most Asian turtle species, the black-breasted leaf turtle is in grave danger of extinction due to over-collection from the wild for the food, medicine and pet trade.
Southern China and North Vietnam
Woodlands and forests near limestone streams
Snails, worms, small insects and crustaceans
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