CHU is a government approved facility, located in Uruguay,
have bred reptiles and amphibians since 1977, when a Phrynops
hilari was first hatched.
main interest is research on captive breeding of side necked
turtles and lecturing on a broad range
of Natural History subjects.
also breed some lizard and snake species, such as black
mussuranas (Clelia occipitolutera),
white blotched mutants of this species (overo) and a few others.