A snake-necked turtle (Chelodina longicollis) hatched at the National Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center in late March. The hatchling is not yet on exhibit because staff would not be able to monitor it. This is the first such hatching at the Zoo in three years.
Snake-necked turtles can be found in eastern Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. They are carnivorous and will eat fish, amphibians, crustaceans, insects, worms, and mollusks.