View Full Version : Thought to be extinct Turtle Found in Lake

April 17th, 2008, 10:00 AM

Awesome! Let's just hope that the turtle population will grow! How sad that there seems to be only three left in the world. :(

Sage Rainsong
April 17th, 2008, 10:10 AM
Wow! That's amazing!

April 17th, 2008, 12:57 PM
The true challenge ahead is overcoming the lack of genetic diversity that can cull numbers of viable offspring pending that if there are 3 or 4 specimens, the number of females versus males. I think the number for true success is at least a breeding population of 16 animals. I could be wrong on that.

But for what it's worth, good news and a glimmer of hope nonetheless.

April 20th, 2008, 12:39 AM