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10/11/12 - New shot 1 added, taken 3/11/12. We took Franklin to the Wildlife Hospital today for a check up. He has gained 8 grams since his last visit, and they have decided that he is ready to release. So Franklin has left us after 7 months in care! One of those happy days tinged with sadness. Our turtle tank feels empty now. 13/6/12 - The green hair is gone and he has gained 3 grams. Staying with us for the winter. We now have an adult Krefft's Turtle in care too - see http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/114... 22/4/12 - Tank shots (Shot 2) taken today. You can really see his green 'hair'! He's also eating well, earthworms are the go. (Thanks to the Australian Museum website for that tip!) 21/4/12 - Outdoor shot (Shot 3) taken today. We took him out for a walk in the sun. 19/4/12 - Shots 4-6: This baby freshwater turtle, named Franklin, has just come into our care. The person who took it to the Wildlife Hospital said it has been in captivity for over a year, which makes it very very small for its age. We don't know how or why it came to be in captivity in the first place. It has algae growing on its head that looks like green hair! Once we get him to feed properly (and hopefully get rid of the algae) he will be released into the wild.
Spotted on Apr 19, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012
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