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Baby turtles hatch at Aquarium, new admission discounts announced
Baby turtles hatch at Aquarium, new admission discounts announced

There are some new residents of the National Aquarium now that four big-headed Amazon River turtles have hatched. The aquarium said today that it believes this is the first time this type of turtle has been bred successfully in North America. "We are always excited to welcome new animals to the Aquarium," said National Aquarium’s Curator of Rainforest Exhibits Ken Howell. "But even more exciting is that this specific event will provide important insights regarding incubation techniques for this species in the future." Near the end of May, Aquarium staff found that their female big-headed turtle had buried eggs in the soil of the Amazon River Forest exhibit....

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