Monday, March 15, 2010
This new breed of animal is part turtle, part frog, and part foliage. It comes from South Africa's Knysna-Amatole coastal rain forest. It's main habitat is shallow ponds, but it can move across the frost floor unseen. If in danger it can use it's powerful frog-like hind legs to catapult away. It's a very defensive animal, with it's hard shell and ability to camouflage itself.