122 rare Royal Turtles hatch in captivity in Cambodia

Some 122 nearly extinct Royal Turtle babies hatched in an artificial sandbank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center in southwest Cambodia’s Koh Kong province so far this year, said a KKRCC’s report on Tuesday.

This is the third year that Royal Turtles have laid eggs in captivity in Cambodia, the report said.

During the 2023 nesting season, Royal Turtles in a captive-breeding group at the KKRCC laid 272 eggs in 21 clutches and 122 of them hatched, the report said, adding that this compares favorably with 2022, when 35 out of 81 eggs in nine clutches successfully hatched.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/2023/05/17/122-rare-royal-turtles-hatch-in-captivity-in-cambodia

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