Asian Turtle Program
  Select your language vietnamese english  

 

  Share 

Two Keeled box turtle (Cuora mouhotii) hatchlings found in semi-wild enclosure at the Turtle Conservation Centre, Vietnam

Until April 2012 the staff of the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) at Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam, thought that breeding success for the endangered Keeled box turtle in 2011 had been unsuccessful.

However, on the 19th of April they were surprised to find two hatchlings of this species in one of the semi-wild adult enclosures at the centre. Hoang Van Thai, the manager of the TCC, said that Cuora mouhotii usually breeds and nests from May to August, it ismost likely this secretive species nested in the large 64m² enclosure last year without being detected and eggs had hatched insitu. The keepers will now be keeping their eyes peeled for more unexpected, but welcome, guests.

 

Press release by: Sarah Wahl - TCC

20th April 2012

 

Above: One of the Keeled box turtle (Cuora mouhotii) hatchlings found in April 2012 at the TCC

 

 

 
Asian Turtle ProgramJoin Us on Facebook   ATP would like to thanks the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund for supporting this website
Asian Turtle Program - Indo Myanmar Conservation
Room#1806 CT1, C14 Bac Ha Building, To Huu Street, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
PO Box 46
Phone:+84 (0)4 7302 8389
E-mail: info@asianturtleprogram.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AsianTurtleProgram

Also in the News Vietnam

Other information that might be of interest to you follow this link

Support the Program

For more information on supporting the Asian Turtle Program please contact us

:: Home
:: Asian Turtle Crisis
:: Rafetus Project
:: Mauremys Project

:: Student Training
:: Dog Training
:: Photos
:: Species

:: ATP in News
:: Donate
:: Turtle Bulletin
:: Volunteers