Boston, Massachusetts 2021-10-12 12:58:00 –
Barnstable, Massachusetts (AP) — Two rare diamondback terrapins are alive and kicking at the Birdsie Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago.
The endangered turtle in the state often eats chillori and food pellets, center staff say. The two heads operate independently and deliver air at different times. Inside the shell are two gastrointestinal systems that nourish both sides of the body.
The turtle originally came from the Westbahn Stable’s nest, and investigators determined it was in a dangerous location and had to move. After hatching, these so-called “headstart” nest turtles are sent to various care centers for monitoring before they are released in the spring, the Cape Cod Times reported.
The center’s veterinarian, Preah Patel and other staff will continue to monitor turtles for the next few weeks. They want to perform CT scans to learn more about the cardiovascular system.
A 2-headed baby turtle was taken in by a Cape Cod animal refuge Source link A 2-headed baby turtle was taken in by a Cape Cod animal refuge