Three critically endangered big-headed turtles hatched at London Zoo is a miracle for the endangered turtles reported kingdomstv.
According to kingdomstv, just a few years ago their parents were in the hands of smugglers who tried to sneak them into Canada. They have then settled well into their new home at London Zoo (UK). The parents turtles (two males and two females), were slowly introduced to each other. Three years later, they finally mated and the new babies born.
They are threatened by hunting for their meat and the international pet trade and are classified as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of threatened species reported kingdomstv.
According to Zoological Society of London (ZSL) reptile keeper Kimberley Carter said that
‘We had the expertise at ZSL London Zoo to give this solitary species the specialist care they individually needed, and we’re pleased that this dedicated work has paid off with these three hatchlings.’