Baby Turtles Hatch at National Aquarium, and They’re Adorable

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photo courtesy National Aquarium.
photos courtesy National Aquarium.

They’re called big-headed Amazon River Turtles, but they start out small.

Four baby turtles were hatched at the National Aquarium recently, and the staff is ready to bring them out of their shell.

Usually, the species is found in the South American countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. The Aquarium’s Amazon River Forest exhibit houses two adult turtles, and the female laid eggs toward the end of May.

After a 100-day incubation period, the eggshells gave way to turtle shells in late September. Enough with the facts, let’s see another cute picture!


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