Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Rare turtles smaller than 50p coin surprise staff at sea life centre

This turtle may be one of the rarest species in the world and it could also be one of the cutest too.

Keepers at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham received a shock last week when a pair of new arrivals were spotted swimming in a tank.

Staff had no idea their Roti Island Snake Necked Turtles had laid eggs before they made their unexpected debut.

‘The first we knew of it was when we came in one morning and found these two youngsters swimming around,’ explained curator Graham Burrows.

He believes the mother had hidden her eggs in the sand at the bottom of her tank before they hatched.

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