Species Spotlight! Chinese Three-striped Box Turtle!

Meet the Chinese Three-striped Box Turtle!

Scientific name: Cuora trifasciata

Countries of origin: China

Habitat: Clear streams in forested hills

Threats: Collection for the pet, food, and medicinal trades, habitat destruction, and genetic pollution through hybridization

Wild Population: Decreasing; estimated population reduction greater than 95%; individuals scattered and increasingly difficult to find

Conservation: Captive breeding and assurance colonies; field surveys; protected in the wild in China; CITES Appendix II

You can help us care for Chinese Three-striped Box Turtles at our Turtle Survival Center by donating to our Turtle Month campaign today!

Graphic: Jordan Gray
Turtle Photo: ©Joel Sartore/Photo Ark
**Turtle Survival Alliance strives to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact Jordan Gray at jgray@turtlesurvival.org**

For #TurtleMonth, April 22nd, to May 23rd, we are highlighting the 25 endangered species managed at our Turtle Survival Center, as well as the 8 native species that find refuge on our 51-acre property in South Carolina!