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The Arrau Turtle lives in the Amazon Rainforest in freshwater. They are herbivores who eat tropical plant leaves, seeds, fruits and algae. They are the largest turtles in the rainforest which keep them from becoming prey. They are olive green with orange, red and yellow markings on their head, which helps them blend in with the rainforest. In thousands of years, I predict that there will be less trees which causes droughts and drier land. The Arrau Turtle will adapt by becoming smaller because they don't have as much to eat. They will have to eat any plants they find, but there won’t be enough so they will become omnivores that eat mainly bugs and insects. Without the bright colors of the rainforest the Arrua Turtles lose their color and become brown. With the lack of water this species could go extinct.