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Keeping the Largest Map Turtle (Barbour's)

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All thirteen Map Turtle species are both fascinating and very attractive, with several being highly prized by reptile fans. Although best reserved for experienced keepers, Barbour’s Map Turtle (Graptemys barbouri) deserves more attention from both private enthusiasts and zoos. With a specialized diet and restricted range, it faces an uncertain future in the wild. I had the good fortune to work with Barbour’s Map Turtles at the Bronx Zoo, and would like to pass along some thoughts for those up to the challenge of keeping this spectacular creature. http://bit.ly/1QG55qz

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Best Regards, Frank

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I concur all the Maps are awesome animals. I used to keep all kinds of Asian and south American turtles when I lived in California. Man, they are ALOT of work , hahaha.. Now I'm abit older in age, I enjoy the low maintence herps and arachnids !!!

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