Giant Asian pond turtles in the wild and in captivity, around the world

total number in zoos: at least 171


Buenos Aires: 0.1 owned by a forum member


Tiergarten Schoenbrunn Vienna: breeding group


No registered specimens in zoos anymore
3.5 specimens in private collections

Cambodia (Kampuchea)

Tonle Sap freshwater swamp forests
Central Cardamom Protected Forest
Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) Phnom Kulen National Park
Prey Long evergreen forest Kompong Thom province


Guangzhou Zoo Guangzhou
Shanghai zoo Shanghai

Czech Republic

Zoo Brno Brno: breeding group
Zoologická zahrada Plzeň Plzeň: 1.1.0 specimens
Zoologická zahrada Praha Prague: 5.5.2 specimens on public display (from the Hong Kong seizure in 2001)


Randers Regnskov Randers: 1 male


A Cupulatta, Centre d'Elevage et de Protection de la Tortue Corse
Zoo Beauval St Aignan


Zoologischer Garten Halle: 1 unknown
Allwetterzoo Münster
Zoo Aschersleben Aschersleben
Schildkröten- und Reptilienzoo Neu-Ulm : breeding pair with offspring

Great Britain

Chessington world of adventures Chessington, Surrey: 2 males
Whipsnade wild animal park Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Zoological Society of London: 5.0.2 specimens
London zoo Outer circle, Regent's park, London

Hong Kong

Kadoorie farm and botanic garden: 1.4 specimens
Hong Kong zoological and botanical gardens: 1 male


All Japanese zoos: 6.4 specimens
Yatto Kame turtle farm


Xe Lepou river
Vientiane interzoo Vientiane: 1 or more adults


Zoo Melaka Ayer Keroh: 3 specimens
Ke Lok Si Temple, Penang: 150 adults - probably the biggest collection in the world
Zoo Negara Ampang: breeding group

Myanmar (Birma)

Bago region
Salween river
Tenasserim region

The Netherlands

Artis Amsterdam: 0.2 specimens
Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen:1 adult (picture by Mariska van Spengen)
1.2 in private collections
breeding records in the Netherlands


Plock Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny - Plock: 0.3.3 specimens
Lodz Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny - Lodz: 1.3.0 specimens (from the Hong Kong seizure in 2001)
Ogrod Zoologiczny W. Poznaniu - Poznan: 2.3.0 specimens
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warszawie - Warszawa: 6 unknowns
Miejski Ogrod Zool. we Wroclawiu - Wroclaw: 6.3.0 specimens


ACRES: Animal Concerns Research & Education Society: at least 3 specimens
Singapore Zoological Gardens: a breeding group of at least 7 specimens
forum topic: Distribution/Status of H. grandis in Singapore


Fuengirola zoo Fuengirola - Malaga: at least six individuals.
With its recent breeding success Fuengirola claims to be 'the first in the world to achieve the reproduction of these tortoises'.
Green planet Marratxi - Mallorca


Zoo Zuerich: 1.1.0 specimens


Khao Kheow animal sanctuary Cholburi
Khao Sok rain forest national park
Dusit Zoo Bangkok: 1 albino


Nikolaev zoo Nikolaev: 3.2.0 specimens

United States

Alligator adventure North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Chicago zoological park Brookfield, IL
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo Monroe, LA
Lowry Park Zoological Garden Tampa, FL: 9.12.5 specimens
Miami Metrozoo Miami, FL: 2 females
Kansas City Zoological Gardens Kansas City, MO
Columbus Zoological Park Powell, OH: 2 males
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens Seattle, WA: 1 male
Alexandria Zoological Park - Alexandria, LA: 4 females
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo - Omaha, NE: 1.1.0 specimens
Saint Louis Zoological Park - St.Louis, MO: 2.2.0 specimens
Turtle Back Zoo - West Orange, NJ: 1.9.0 specimens
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Columbia, SC: 1.2.0 specimens
Zoo Atlanta Atlanta, GA: 1.1.0 specimens
Abbott's turtle farm Cocoa FL: sells hatchlings
164 specimens in private collections in the US
updated list of breeders in the US


Chu Prong forest reserve, Gia Lai province
Cuc Phuong turtle conservation center: 65 adults, unknown number of offspring
Lo Go Sa Mat National Park, Tay Ninh Province
Mekong Delta, south Vietnam
Nam Cat Tien national park, Dong Nai province. Confiscated turtles have been released here.
Soc Son Rescue Center, outside Hanoi
Pu Mat national park, Nghe An Province (northern Vietnam)

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