Insects, molluscs, worms
Also wetlands and rice fields
We house an assurance colony at Singapore Zoo to safeguard the Roti Island snake-necked turtle, the only one for the species in Asia. We have 26 turtles under our care – they were sent to us from breeding programmes in the United States and Austria. We hope to eventually release our resident turtles and their offspring in appropriate habitats on Roti Island incoordination with our conservation partners WCS, TSA and Turtle Island. To build capacity and sustain conservation efforts, ourkeepers and veterinarians have been training visiting teams from Roti Island in proper husbandry and how to conduct regular health checks.
Learn more about this project here.