World Turtle News, 10/11/2015
Lindsay Garrett, a zookeeper at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens writes an article about Capone, an Alligator snapping turtle that passed away Tuesday evening; in the Miscellany section. An article about the Tortoise Trek exhibit which opened at LincolnChildren’s Zoo, tortoise’s are shuffled about after owners hand them in because of a change in the law and more; see the Conservation section. Police seize Olive Ridley sea turtle eggs; see the Crime & Punishment section and other stories.
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Crime & Punishment
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Did You Know…
The alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) has a conservation status of vulnerable. Females lay a clutch of 10–50 eggs and incubation takes from 100 to 140 days, and hatchlings emerge in the early fall.
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Photo from Cincinnati Zoo