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Rare Chinese Turtles Hatch at NYC Zoo

Five rare Chinese big-headed turtles, scientifically known as Platysternon megacephalum, were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society‚Äôs Prospect Park Zoo in November. The 7-inch-long turtle gets its name because its skull is so large that its head is unable to …

Amazonian Butterflies Flock to Turtle Tears for Salt

Nature never fails to amaze. Currently attracting attention are butterflies of the Amazon that are sipping up the tears of Yellow-spotted Side-necked turtles (Podocnemis unifilus). Experts believe the attraction to the tears is to the salt contained therein. Sodium is …