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OffbeatTwo-headed turtle born in Malaysia

18:02  18 july  2019
18:02  18 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The two - headed lil guy was one of 93 newly born turtles at the center. Speaking to Free Malaysia Today, SJ SEAS chairman Mohd Khairuddin Riman said As the turtles are a protected species by law, the hatchling will be kept under observation by biologists at the Mabul Turtle Rehabilitation Center.

The two - headed little guy was one of 93 newly born turtles at the centre. Speaking to Free Malaysia Today, SJ SEAS chairman Mohd Khairuddin Riman said As the turtles are a protected species by law, the hatchling will be kept under observation by biologists at the Mabul Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia © Handout A baby turtle with two heads born in Malaysia A two-headed baby turtle has been born in Malaysia, captivating conversationists, but it only survived a few days after being discovered.

It was found Monday on Mabul island, off the Malaysian part of Borneo, in a nest alongside more than 90 other recently hatched green turtles.

David McCann, marine biologist and conservation manager for group SJ SEAS -- which oversees the nesting site -- said the creature was "utterly fascinating".

"The right head seems to control the front right flipper, and the left head the front left flipper. Yet they are capable of coordinating their movements in order to walk and swim," he said in a statement.

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SJ SEAS chairman Mohamad Khairuddin Riman added: "We have released around 13,000 hatchlings from the hatchery and have never seen anything like this before."

But the turtle died late Wednesday, Sen Nathan, a vet from Sabah Wildlife Department, told AFP.

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Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia
He said the cause of death was not yet known but added the turtle would have had little chance of surviving long in the wild.

"It would have been poached by an eagle because it could not swim well," he said.

While rare, it was not the first time a two-headed baby turtle has been found.

Two-headed turtle born in Malaysia © Handout The turtle would probably not have surivived long in the wild, a vet from Sabah Wildlife Department said

Nathan said one was discovered in 2014, on an island off Malaysia's east coast, which survived for three months.

Green turtles are one of the largest sea turtles, and are mainly found in tropical and subtropical waters.

Classified as endangered, they are threatened by habitat loss as well as by poachers who hunt them for their meat and eggs.

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