painted terrapin

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Noun1.Painted terrapin - freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markingspainted terrapin - freshwater turtles having bright yellow and red markings; common in the eastern United States
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
Chrysemys, genus Chrysemys - painted turtles
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The painted batagur is one of the largest living fresh water turtle species and can now only be found in very small, isolated populations in southern Thailand, the Malaysian peninsula and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo.
The painted batagurs, aged between one and three years old, moved to Chester from Toronto Zoo in Canada as part of an international breeding programme aiming to maintain a thriving population of the turtles in zoos around the world.
It's the actions of a very, very small group of people like Joko that has contributed massively to the conservation of painted batagurs so far.