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Rare Turtle With Horns On Eyelids A Hit Feature At Japanese Zoo

Authorities think that it could be the only such turtle in the world.


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Rare Turtle With Horns On Eyelids A Hit Feature At Japanese Zoo
Have you seen a turtle with horns on its eyelids?

Probably not.

This rare turtle was discovered in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, last year, and it now resides at a local zoo.
 
According to a report in Japan Times, curators said it is “probably the only one in the world.”




The report said the female turtle, estimated to be 10-years-old, was caught by a man while fishing in Fuji.

He kept it in his home for a while but later gave it away to the zoo.

A unique feature

Possibly the only one in the world.

The zoo checked the turtle’s horns using an x-ray and concluded that they had been formed from dead skin cells.

The zoo is now trying to produce offspring from the rare creature by having it mate with a male Chinese pond turtle.

The eggs are expected to hatch next spring.

How exciting!


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