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A female Batagur (Batagur baska) filling in her nest hole after laying her eggs in December on a sandbar of the Perak River, Malaysia. At this stage the terrapin thumps herself down to compact the sand: this makes the tuntung noise that gives the species its Malay name. IUCN considers the species as Endangered in peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia, and Critically Endangered in India and Bangladesh.
Model release not required. Property release not required.