Monday, April 15, 2019

One Of World's Rarest Turtles Dies Leaving Just THREE Of Endangered Species Left

Wawu! The world's rarest turtle is now perilously close to extinction after one of its last surviving members died in a zoo in China.

There are now just three Yangtze giant softshell turtles alive after the death of the 90-year-old female at Suzhou zoo.

The tragic death of the 90-year-old turtle followed an unsuccessful attempt to artificially inseminate it.

Staff had made the attempt to impregnate the turtle after it failed to conceive naturally with a turtle 10 years its senior.

It is unclear if there is anything linking the procedure, which was said to have been carried out with no complications, with the death of the turtle.

An autopsy is due to be performed at a later date.