Turtles are very sensitive to human activities. Cars, boats and construction that destroys their habitat are all factors that threaten their survival. Click to discover what the Ecomuseum Zoo is doing to help!
Very rare in Québec and difficult to observe
I am a very discreet species since I spend most of my time underwater, which makes my observation difficult. I am very rare in Québec, only a few observations have been made in recent years.
Its name comes from its peculiar smell!
What, my smell is also my defense! When you handle me I produce a musk that does not smell like roses. It’s helpful to discourage predators ... or humans that are too curious!
A useful little door!
One of my peculiarities is that I have a small hinge on the front part of my breastplate. It allows me to partially close my shell when I want to hide and be safe!
Come see the Musk Turtles