Is This The Happiest Turtle In The World?

Or the happiest animal in the world?

1. At the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, there’s a very special turtle.

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2. It’s called a mata mata and it’s very happy.

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3. But it’s not just this one turtle in Brooklyn that’s happy…

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4.all mata mata turtles are happy.

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5. Very happy.

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6. Super happy, really.

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7. Every single one of them.

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8. They’re happy when they’re alone…

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9. …and happy in big groups.

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10. They’re happy on land…

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11. …and happy underwater.

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12. Wait… this one isn’t happy. What happened?

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Just kidding! This isn’t a Mata Mata; it’s an albino Soft Shell Turtle.

13. Ahhh. That’s more like it.

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14. They’re happy when good things happen…

15. …and happy when bad things happen.

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16. It’s kinda weird, actually.

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18. They’re happy when tragedy strikes…

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19. …like when you get hurt.

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20. What!?!?

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21. Maybe they should stop smiling???

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22. Yes. They should, but they definitely won’t.

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23. They will never stop smiling.

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