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  • 1. Alligator snapping turtles By: Kelsey L
  • 2. Facts
    • 1. The alligator snapping turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world.
    • 2. Alligator snappers are scavengers, but are hungry carnivores at a very young age.
    • 3. A 403 pound alligator snapping turtle was found in the Neosho River in Kansas in 1937.
    • 4.The female alligator snapping turtle builds a nest and lays 10-50 eggs at one time.
    • 5. Soup is made from snapping turtle meat!!
  • 3. Where is the Alligator snapping turtle located?
    • The Alligator snapping turtle is located in the Southern United States, around Florida and Mississippi.
  • 4. Animal’s Natural Habitat
    • Its natural habitat is in North American southern states.
  • 5. Where its located in the shedd
    • It is located in the Local waters gallery at the shedd aquarium
  • 6. Who eats Alligator snapping turtles?
    • Humans sometimes eat alligator snapping turtles.
  • 7. Prey of a Alligator snapping turtle
    • The alligator snapping turtle eats fish dead or alive.
  • 8. Description of animal
    • The Alligator snapping turtle has a large heavy head, and a thick shell with three dorsal ridges of large scales. They are a solid gray, brown, black, or olive-green in color and often covered with algae. Alligator snapping turtles can grow up to 175 pounds in the wild.
    • It is located in the Local waters gallery at the shedd aquarium
    • Its natural habitat is in North American southern states.