Alligator Snapping Turtle


5-STAR Ambassador's Biography

  • Name: MR.GRUMPY
  • Sex: M
  • Nationality: USA
  • Zoo Diet: Large fish
  • Personality: Grumpy, irritable
  • Hobbies: (Out of water) pretending to be a pit bull
    (In water) pretending to be a rock








  • Wild Facts
  • Type:
  • Species Authority:
    Gerard Troost, 1835
  • Distribution:
    Southeastern United States
  • Habitat:
    Rivers, canals, lakes, swamps
  • Terrain:
  • Wild Diet:
    Carnivorous  - fish, snakes, crayfish, water birds, other turtles
  • Adult Size:
    80 cm / 100 kg (largest freshwater turtle in North America)
    A 183-kg alligator snapping turtle was supposedly found in the Neosho River in Kansas in 1937. This claim was not verified.
  • Life Span:
    Up to 70 years averagely but individuals lived over 200 years
  • Predators:
    Adults have no natural predators except humans. Eggs are often targeted by raccoons, large fish and birds
  • Conservation Status:
  • Fun Facts:
    • - Alligator Snapping Turtle is an apex predator.
    • - Alligator Snapping Turtles can remain submerged for 3 hours..