Fri, July 29th —
Today's Schedule 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VISITOR ALERT - The Camden Waterfront is currently under a boil water advisory. The Aquarium is opened as planned. Learn More
The Camden Waterfront is currently under a boil water advisory. Adventure Aquarium is opened as planned. Packaged foods and cold bottled beverages remain unaffected and are available for purchase. Guests visiting may enter with packaged food and non-alcoholic drinks during this time.
Australian Snake Neck Turtle
Meet the Australian Snake-neck Turtle - also known as the Common Long-neck Turtle. As the name implies, its most distinctive feature is its extremely long neck. In some cases, this turtle's neck can be as long as its shell! It’s also a type of side-necked turtle, meaning that it bends its head sideways into its shell rather than pulling it directly back.
The Snake-neck also has powerful webbed feet for swimming, digging, and tearing apart prey. Its shell is flattened, broad, and brown with black-edged scutes. They are typically found inland in slow-moving freshwater habitats such as swamps, dams and lakes of Australia, preferring a soft, sandy bottom. It’s considered carnivorous, eating a variety of animals, including insects, worms, frogs, small fish, crustaceans and mollusks.
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