Singapore: Rescued hawksbill turtle released back into the wild

Singapore: Rescued hawksbill turtle released back into the wild

Ibtimes·2018-01-27 13:05

Hawksbill turtle By Profmauri - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22068648

The National Parks Board (NParks) and Wildlife Reserves Singapore said on Friday that a hawksbill sea turtle that was rescued from a broken, unhatched egg was released back into the waters of Sisters' Island this week.

In a press release the agencies said that a microchip has been fixed to the healthy baby turtle so that it can be identified if it returns to Singapore's shores in future.

Last September, NParks employees found the broken egg was part of a clutch of eggs on one of the Southern Islands. The premature hatchling was barely alive and severely dehydrated.

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