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Monday, October 5, 2009

Duo the two headed turtle

The day before yesterday this little turtle was born in our hatchery. Named 'Duo' the hatchling has two heads that both work although the left side is dominant. Two headedness does occasionally happen in all species and is usually the result of incomplete separation of twins. Unfortunately Duo will probably not survive in the wild as he/she is not able to swim very well.

1 comment:

  1. would these/this turtle be able to survive in captivity better?