October 13th, 2008 Comments Off on photoreblog

Now that’s one cute turtle:

Chinese box turtle which recently hatched at Bristol Zoo is placed on a box of matches on August 12, 2008 in Bristol, England. It currently weighs just 15 grams and measures around 4cm long whereas an adult box turtle weighs around 800 grams, measures around 16 cm long and can live up to 50 years. Chinese box turtles are hunted for their meat for use in medicine or as pets and have been listed as endangered on the International Union for Endangered Species Red List. Blog, Oct 2008

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