World Turtle News, 05/11/2017
Chelus fimbriata receives innovative treatment
A strange-looking freshwater turtle, Betty, a mata mata turtle at Riverbanks Zoo, is native to South America. Her brownish-black shell resembles bark, her head bears semblance to fallen leaves, and her neck looks a bit like a long leaf. Betty holds a unique distinction: she is one of only a few turtles in the United States to receive radiation treatment for cancer.
Yes, turtles suffer from cancer, too.
Click the link to read about her treatment…
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Photo from Riverbanks’ Zoo.