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Nine Royal Births

May 15, 2017

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Photo Credit: ©WCS Cambodia

The Cambodian royal turtle, Cambodia's national reptile, is one of the world's most endangered freshwater turtles. In February, one of its nests was spotted along the Kaong River by a villager.

WCS Cambodia and the Royal Turtle Conservation Team from the Fisheries Administration sprung into action, building a fence to protect the eggs and hiring a villager to stand guard.

Recently, the turtles hatched successfully and the nine of them were taken to Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre for feeding, raising, and possibly breeding in the future.

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