Meet the Malaysian Giant Turtle (Orlitia borneensis), also known as the Bornean River Turtle or Malayan Giant Terrapin which belongs to the Geoemydidae family, the largest family of living turtles.

Found in Indonesia and Malaysia, the species is the largest freshwater turtle in Southeast Asia. It is a semi-aquatic species, inhabiting large lakes, swamps, and slow-flowing rivers.

The Malaysian Giant Turtle is one of the 107 species of amphibians and reptiles which have been identified in the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) area, where it appears to be common in the Serkap and Sangar rivers.

The Malaysian Giant Turtle               Source:Shutterstock