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100-year-old turtle lays eggs due to less foot traffic at Trinidadian Zoo

With the Emperor Valley Zoo emptied of people due to the coronavirus
(COVID-19) clampdown, a 100-year-old South American river turtle has
laid eggs in her enclosure.

Zoological officer Sharlene Khan shared photos to Facebook showing
the South American river turtle which nested in her enclosure due to
the quiet atmosphere of the Zoo, which is currently closed to the
public.

Khan said they believe this allowed the animal to lay her eggs on land in her enclosure, as there is now less foot traffic.

“Zoo staff believes the Zoo’s oldest animal – an over 100-year-old
South American river turtle – have nested in her enclosure due to the
now more peaceful and quiet environment at the Emperor Valley Zoo…”

Read more: https://www.looptt.com/content/100-year-old-turtle-lays-eggs-due-less-foot-traffic-zoo

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