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Saturday, July 01, 2006

A disproportionate Chinese box turtle














This Chinese box turtle had been fed an improper diet as young, which had stopped its shell development. It therefore had curved shell edges and a disproportional large body compared to shell. If this had been a wild turtle, it wouldn’t have survived as it would be unable to tuck itself into the shell

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