Showcases the breeding attempts and nesting hopes for the very last female Rafetus (the Yangtze river turtle). There are only four individuals left of the species, with only one female. Lonesome George also makes an appearance; the last of his species-the Pinto tortoise of the famed Galapagos Islands, he died last year.
Description:”The carapace of this medium-sized turtle is light brown, with some individuals exhibiting black mottling or a black border, and the shell edge is distinctly serrated at the back (2) (5). The yellow to tan coloured plastron is marked with dark brown to black blotches or radiating streaks on each scute (2)(5). The head is uniformly grey to brown, the soft skin of the neck, limbs and tail is pale yellowish-brown, while the large scales on the legs are nearly black (2) (5). The claws are large and strong, with half-webbed toes on the forelimbs, but only basal webbing on the hindlimbs”
Habitat/ range:The Arakan forest turtle is endemic to the Arakan Yoma Hill range of western Myanmar
Diet:Due to its rarity and only relatively recent rediscovery, virtually nothing is known about The Arakan forest turtle in the wild (2). Captive individuals are apparently omnivorous, feeding on bananas, strawberries, romaine lettuce, earthworms and newborn mice (2), but hunters have reported that vegetation, fruit, and mushrooms constitute the bulk of the diet in the wild.”
Threats:Humans-heavily captured for Vietnamese and Chinese food markets where demand continues to grow. “Captive populations have suffered from high losses, and at present  probably less than 100 specimens remain in captivity.”