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Mary river turtle, aka ‘punk turtle’, put on endangered species list

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    The Mary river turtle has a green mohawk and breathes through its genitals.

    It has been put on the Zoological Society of London’s Edge of Existence list.

    Native to Australia, the turtle was historically popular as a pet.

    Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (Edge) lists were created to highlight endangered animals with few close relatives and are often unusual in the way they look, live and behave.

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