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Is This The Happiest Turtle In The World?

Or the happiest animal in the world?

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

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It's called a mata mata and it's very happy.

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But it's not just this one turtle in Brooklyn that's happy...

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...all mata mata turtles are happy.

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Very happy.

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Super happy, really.

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Every single one of them.

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They're happy when they're alone...

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...and happy in big groups.

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They're happy on land...

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...and happy underwater.

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Wait... this one isn't happy. What happened?

Just kidding! This isn't a Mata Mata; it's an albino Soft Shell Turtle.
Steel Wool / CC BY-NC-ND http://2.0 / Via Flickr: wynnie

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

Ahhh. That's more like it.

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They're happy when good things happen...

...and happy when bad things happen.

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It's kinda weird, actually.

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Really weird?

They're happy when tragedy strikes...

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...like when you get hurt.

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What!?!?

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Maybe they should stop smiling???

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Yes. They should, but they definitely won't.

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They will never stop smiling.

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