World Turtle News, 07/02/2019

‘Four-eyed’ hatchlings at the Tennessee Aquarium prop up two endangered turtle species

Possible extinction for two turtle species has been safeguarded thanks to Tennessee Aquarium. The news comes after a pair of Four-eyed Turtles hatched at the aquarium and were discovered by their resident herpetologists during incubator inspections.

What’s better is that two weeks after this, another pair of a closely related species (Beale’s Four-eyed Turtle) hatched! This species is also listed as critically endangered, so the hatching of these two individuals will greatly increase the chances of the species’ survival.

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Photo from Bill Hughes.

WTN Editor

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