Environmental news- new hope for endangered species, starting with the Gopher tortoise

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904150401.htm

This article talks about head starting turtles , which is the process of raising turtles in captivity and then releasing them once they are a couple years of age. This protects them from predators early in life and offers a higher chance at living to age and reproduction. This is currently being implemented in Georgia, and has shown high success rates. Perhaps Zoo’s around the world could begin head start programs for many endangered species.

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