- Good Things Come in Small Packages Photo
Even at this small size, it's impossible to ignore these turtle hatchlings. Over 200,000 giant South American river turtles were hatched in Brazil’s Abufari Biological Reserve. Even more impressive – approximately 15,000 of those hatchlings were marked and released by researchers in order to provide data that will help conserve these tiny treasures. This mass hatching was one of the largest known for the species, and the survey was part of a new WCS conservation program called Amazon Waters, an initiative focusing on saving aquatic wildlife in the Purus, Negro, and Solimões River basins.
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