Rare Baby Turtles Hatch At Bronx Zoo

Only about 150 Chinese yellow-headed box turtles exist in the wild. The Bronx Zoo now has five.

Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

In an effort to prevent extinction, the Wildlife Conservation Society is building up a colony of these Chinese yellow-headed box turtles at the Bronx Zoo.

The turtle species once lived in eastern China, but became endangered due to medicine, pollution, habitat loss, and pet trade, according to the WCS.

Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

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