The hatchlings growth to 10.3 cm in length after five months

After five months kept in the ponds, the Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) hatchlings growth to 10.3 cm in average length of carapace and 9,2 in average width.

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five months old hatchlings in the pond

The hatchlings are planned  to released on September. Of the total number 78 hatchlings, about 70 will be released into their natural habitat when the rest will be kept in the pond to breed in captivity to produce stock of offspring to be released into habitat. Another two hatchlings are suffering physical disability, so they can not be released into habitat.

five months old hatchling
five months old hatchling

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