Rare two-headed turtle hatched in Odisha, India

(ORDO NEWS) — A rare two-headed turtle has hatched at the Nandankanan Zoological Park Reptile Park on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

“One of the two baby turtles hatched, belonging to the rare species of red-eared turtles, turned out to be two-headed,” said zoo deputy director Sanjit Kumar.

He also said that it could be a genetic disorder and should be looked into by specialists.

This is the first time a two-headed tortoise has been born in Nandankanan. Zoo curators and veterinarians consult with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and other experts.

She has been placed in a container at a reptile park, and zoo officials are trying to create the right environment for her.


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