A breeding farm for 'Tuntung' (river terrapins or Bataqur baska)
is located at Bota Kanan, about 40km from lpoh. Opened in 1967 by
the State's Dept of Wildlife and National Parks, the primary aim
of this project is the conservation of this species. To date the
hatchery at Bota Kanan has released more than 25,000 hatchings into
the Perak river. Between November and March, visitors can witness
migrating river terrapins laying eggs in the wilds.