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Teenage mutant two-headed turtle
12th December 2018

By Robert Ellis

A mutant turtle has defied the odds by surviving with two heads.

The red-eared slider was given to a wildlife rescue shelter in Shangrao city in East China’s Jiangxi province.

It is being kept in a plastic tank where members of the public can visit it.
Staff member Tu Jun said: “It eats the same thing [as other turtles], but the chances of regular owners keeping it alive are slim.”

Footage of the two-headed hatchling appears to show it full of life despite the freakish mutation.

Officials say they will not release it into the wild because it might lead to consquences in the turtle gene pool.