Source: Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)
Date: June 23, 2008


News flash from China:  Female Rafetus Nests on Enclosure Sandbank

Message from Rick Hudson, TSA

Our dreams came one step closer to reality last week when Gerald Kuchling arrived back at the Suzhou Zoo and began excavating the sand bank where the female had been observed digging recently. He uncovered a clutch of at ping pong sized eggs (18 showing in this photo but probably more) which have been left in the sand for now. The incubators and media (thanks Bob and Sheri Ashley for the media donation) that we shipped over have finally cleared customs and we hope to have the eggs set up by tomorrow. Will keep you posted as this historic moment unfolds.