Two-Headed Turtle Hatchling Found In Terengganu Recently Made Headlines!

A two-headed green sea turtle (penyu agar) hatchling was found by the Lang Tengah Turtle Watch in Tanjong Jara Resort in Dungun, Terengganu last Tuesday (30 August).

According to Sinar Harian, the green sea turtle babies caught conservationists by surprise after not only one, but two heads appeared during a post-emergence inspection at around 11 am.

Miracle found in a nest 🐢💚 This two-headed green sea turtle hatchling was found during a post-emergence inspection at...

Posted by Lang Tengah Turtle Watch on Thursday, 1 September 2022

This is the first live double-headed hatchling discovery found said head of the conservation project, Abidah Zaaba.

“Everyone was excited when we saw the two heads. It is a very rare occurrence.

“There was another find last June, but when we found it, it was still inside its egg and was already dead,” she told reporters.

The post-emergence inspection is often done by them to identify the percentage of turtles hatching, and this particular one is believed to have hatched three to five days before it was found on Tuesday.

What a discovery! Double-headed hatchling 🐢

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Abidah said that the babies are dicephalic, a rare condition for sea turtles caused by genetic factors.

This is the cutest thing we’ve ever seen! We hope the hatchling is able to grow into adulthood.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat