A Rare Animal Is Being Cared for at a Massachusetts Wildlife Center

A Rare Animal Is Being Cared for at a Massachusetts Wildlife Center


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A two-headed diamondback terrapin hatchling sits in a holding tank at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center. (Steve Heaslip / Cape Cod Times)

 By The Associated Press  October 12, 2021 at 9:45am

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A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking — with all six of its legs — at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago.

A threatened species in the state, this turtle is feeding well on blood worms and food pellets, staff at the center say.

The two heads operate independently, coming up for air at different times, and inside its shell are two gastrointestinal systems to feed

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