Balkan turtles are found in southern Europe
In the vivariums of the Nikolaev zoo hatched the first triple clutch Balkan a thousand will.
Two eggs still in the incubator, so a newborn while waiting for siblings.
“Parents, 19-year-old male leopard named Mustafa and 18-year-old female Aysha, last year was connected in a pair. Reproduction and masonry occurred in the enclosure for the turtles. Clutch of 3 eggs was immediately dug out the employees and moved to a special incubator, where within 2 months maintained a temperature of 28 degrees and a humidity of 50-60%. Specialists regularly monitored the condition of the eggs using candling. After birth, the baby passed all the necessary measuring procedures, its weight was 7.7 g, length 2,8 cm, after which it was placed in a special container, where he was under the care and supervision”, – stated in the message.
Balkan turtles are found in southern Europe – from Spain to the West of the European part of Turkey. The number of Balkan turtles in recent decades has been greatly reduced, as they actively hunt their catch for sale, used in food, used shells for the manufacture of Souvenirs. In recent years the collection of turtles of the Nikolaev zoo has increased significantly and now stands at 29.
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