7. Pig-Nosed Turtle
The Pig-Nosed Turtle, found in South Asia, is an extraordinary freshwater turtle known for its peculiar appearance. Its name comes from the unique shape of its nose, which looks like it’s pressing against glass. This species is also called the fly river turtle due to its presence in Australia and New Guinea’s freshwater habitats. It can grow up to 27.5 inches in length and weigh up to 66 pounds.
While the Flapshell Turtle is marked as a vulnerable species due to poaching, the yellow variant, with its rare genetic mutation affecting melanin production, has only been spotted a few times in the wild.