Matamata Snaps Up Fish


Gerard’s Chelus fimbriata shows off hunting skills

Young Matamata Turtle (Chelus fimbriata)Gerard, new breeder at theTurtleRoom shares a quick video of one member of his beautiful group of Matamata Turtles (Chelus fimbriata). This species has the weakest bite of all turtle species, which it makes up for with an ambush hunting style that includes a unique vacuum motion. Stay tuned for upcoming project pages and updates of more of Gerard’s animals, particularly his conservation centered charges.


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