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Two-headed turtle thrives at US wildlife center; photos make netizens do a double take
The Free Press Journal | 13/10/2021 12:43 PM | Click to read full article
In a somewhat usual turn of events, an animal refuge in the US is now home to a two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle. While the prognosis is often bleak for animals affected by bicephaly, the duo remains healthy and kicking with six shared legs and a common shell more than two weeks after hatching.
The two heads operate independently and the animal welfare centre reports that they are defying all odds as they "are eating, swimming, and gaining weight each day".