Smuggled Turtles Get a New Lease on Life

Jan 15, 2015
On the Web
by 2nd Contributing Editor

On the Web - Eight tiny turtle hatchlings – a mix of wood, Blanding’s, and loggerhead musk turtles — have a safe, healthy, happy future ahead of them in their new home in the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. These youngsters were part of a shipment of over 200 turtles, illegally bound for China, that were seized by  the United States Fish and Wildlife Service,.

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