Latest Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Stories

2008-04-18 00:00:00

Researchers from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo have discovered a rare giant soft-shell turtle in northern Vietnam. The Swinhoe's soft-shell turtle was previously thought to be extinct in the wild.Doug Hendrie, the Vietnam-based coordinator of the program, said the find represents hope for the species.    Expert's from the Zoo's Asian turtle program told the Associated Press three other turtles of the species area currently in captivity. Two are in Chinese zoos and the other...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'