San Diego Zoo welcomes 41 endangered turtle hatchlings

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This Aug. 16, 2022, photo provided by San Diego Wildlife Alliance, shows an Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle at the San Diego Zoo. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It only took two decades, but a rare and endangered turtle species has finally bred at the San Diego Zoo.

Zoo officials on Monday announced the arrival of 41 tiny Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle hatchlings.

Conservationists from the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance had for 20 years closely monitored three adult turtles for any indications of breeding.

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