Tag archive: Gnamma

Akure Terrapin Habitat is Drying Up!

  On a recent visit to a hill-top habitat of the Gnamma terrapin turtles (a newly-discovered subspecies of the West-African side-necked turtle) in Akure, Ondo State capital, we found out that the water level in the turtle pool has significantly dropped below the usual average depths normally observed within the past 8 years of our…

Naijatreks Discovers Rare Turtle Species in Akure, Ondo State

Naijatreks has announced its discovery of a rare turtle species- not in some far-off exotic location, but in the southwest Nigeria. Discovered in well hidden granite gnammas (rock pools) on some inselbergs dotting the northern outskirts of Akure in Ondo State, this species of turtle is believed to belong at least to a unique sub-species…