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    Is This The Happiest Turtle In The World?

    Or the happiest animal in the world?

    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?

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    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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